A Checkers store in the Western Cape is now powered by sustainable energy only.
Checkers Sitari, which is based at Sitari Village Mall outside Somerset West, relies only on wind and solar energy.
A 635kWp solar installation on the store’s rooftop provides 35% of its power.
The remaining 65% – 1 752 MWh of renewable energy – is sourced from an Eskom wind plant via Eskom’s Renewable Tariff (RET) programme.
“This is enough to power the entire centre, including the Checkers supermarket, entirely on renewables,” said Checkers in a statement on Tuesday. The Shoprite group owns the shopping centre.
Last year, Shoprite doubled its solar capacity with the goal to power 25% of its operations with renewable energy.
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