A solar energy system has been installed on the roof of the Century City Conference Centre which is expected to cut the centre’s carbon emissions by 17% per year.
Split over two roofs, the system consists of over 800 photovoltaic panels that will generate electricity directly from the sun for the conference centre which was recently developed by the Rabie Property Group.
The 260kW system is expected to produce around 400 000kWh of electricity a year for the centre which uses just over 2M kWh electricity per annum.
The system was installed by SOLA Future Energy over a six week period.
Gary Koetser, joint CEO of CCCC, says sustainability is fast becoming a non-negotiable in the private sector, with corporates across the board making a concerted effort to reduce negative effects on the environment.
“From the outset, we have strived to minimalize the impact of our operations on the environment and have implemented a number of policies and procedures to this end including water management, waste management & recycling, sustainable food and energy saving.”
Glyn Taylor, joint CEO of CCCC reiterates the centre’s position on sustainable practices, “We are really proud that our system not only makes financial sense, but further exemplifies our commitment to providing a sustainable conference venue by actively cutting down on our own carbon emissions.”