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Schweppes Expands Solar Facilities Countrywide

Schweppes Expands Solar Facilities Countrywide

Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited is installing solar plants at its operations across the country to ensure adequate power supplies for production.

The beverage maker says it is focusing on renewable energy as part of the company’s climate change mitigation strategy.

Speaking to The Standard, Schweppes corporate affairs manager Ropafadzo Gwanetsa said they have already commissioned a 1 megawatt solar plant at the Willovale facility in Harare. Said Gwanetsa:

We took a deliberate strategy around sustainability to focus on renewable energy.

So our thrust around sustainability just doesn’t focus on renewable energy only.

It will focus on the solar energy drive that we are currently implementing for our facilities.

So we started off with the one megawatt solar plant at our Willowvale facility in Harare.

It’s a roof-mounted solar field and during peak periods we can operate on solar for our production purposes.

So, that one has already been commissioned.

That was the first project which was done in partnership with Distributed Power Africa (DPA).

DPA is the one responsible for installation and making sure that we have enough energy for our production.

She said the company has a 6 megawatts (MW) ground-mounted solar plant at the Beitbridge Juicing facility.

Gwanetsa added that surplus power from the system is fed to the Zimbabwe Electricity and Distribution Company (ZETDC) grid.

She said Schweppes Zimbabwe’s power-lease agreement with DPA will run for about 15 years and is “like a rental arrangement”.

More: The Standard

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13 Comments

Bright 2 months ago

Unogona kunzwa zesa ichiti bhadharai pakushandisa zuva kwamuri kuita


TBD 2 months ago

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TBD 2 months ago

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jay 2 months ago

If you're interested, send your cv to hr@gsemployment.com.au and make HEAVY MACHINERY TECHNICIAN as your subject

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gandangaguru 2 months ago

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TBD 2 months ago

can i say semi urban area ndiripa-growthpoint but surrounded by farms as far as schooling pane ka certificate ke auto electronics bt azvisikubhadhara

jay 2 months ago

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collins 2 months ago

thats great,i wish other big companies should copy this, vangatotibatsira kudzisa pressure on the national grid, coz ZESA wl always find excuses for their incompitence, and they wl benefit from reduced electrical costs, and also a good public image due to enviromental awareness, and even a step towards attaining ISO 14000 status.


Chimboti Pizza 2 months ago

Pakushandisa green energy ndopamagona. Musanyeperwe kunzi global warming hakuna, iriko and already takutosuffer due to the effects of global warming


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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

Continue the good work guys...


Asalif 2 months ago

Zesa is being put out of the game by these large consumers bit by bit through these power generation initiatives


Tateguru 2 months ago

If DPA is given enough ground to cover, blackouts will be history. The sun's energy is unfinishable



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