Solar energy provider REDAVIA offers free energy solution to Kenyan based animal feed manufacturer

KENYA – REDAVIA, a German based provider of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power to businesses and communities in sub-Saharan Africa, has signed COVID-19 Resilience Lease with Kenyan-based animal feeds manufacturer, Wonder Feeds Limited, offering the business six months of free solar to withstand the COVID crisis. As the effects of coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt businesses in Kenya and across the globe, many companies are struggling to cope up with the pandemic, others closing shop, rendering thousands of employees jobless.  One of the major reasons that has seen many…

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Greenfields secures solar energy deal for its Indonesian milk processing plant

SINGAPORE – Greenfields, the largest dairy company in Southeast Asia has partnered with Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) to provide solar power for its biggest milk processing plant in Palaan, East Java, Indonesia. The Indonesian plant plant, which processes 70 million litres of milk annually will be equipped with a 1,300kWp solar power system by Total Solar DG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of French energy group, Total S.A. Greenfields said that the system is expected to be running in the third quarter of 2020. The solar system will have a capacity…

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FrieslandCampina introduces Power Purchase Agreements to member dairy farmers

UK – The Dutch dairy co-operative, FrieslandCampina has announced that it will be purchasing green electricity directly from its member dairy farmers through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The farmer-owned dairy processor noted that the power purchase agreements will go beyond the Guarantees of Origin (GoOs), that are now commonplace, by allowing ‘grey’ purchased energy to become green. A GoO is a certified proof that energy has been generated sustainably. In the traditional model, in which electricity and GoOs are sold separately, several parties are active in the chain, with each…

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AB InBev to start brewing using renewable energy for its South African operations

SOUTH AFRICA – Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the global beverage giant has unveiled plans to start brewing using renewable energy by rolling out solar plants at its seven major South African breweries by the end of the month. The roll-out of the solar power plants highlights the private sector’s strong drive towards reducing carbon emissions and procuring renewable energy solutions.  “Not only is solar a viable and cost-effective option for us, but it also aligns to our global sustainability strategy, which entails going 100 percent renewable by 2025,” said Taryn…

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Conagra Brands partners with SolAmerica Energy on mega solar energy project

USA – American branded food company, Conagra Brands has entered into a 15-year service agreement with SolAmerica Energy to place eight acres of solar panels on the company’s Wish-bone salad dressing facility at St. Elmo, Illinois. Conagra Brands said that the energy generated by the photovoltaic array will be equivalent to the amount needed to produce approximately 35% The St. Elmo facility produces majority of the company’s Wish-bone salad dressings in addition to Log Cabin and Mrs. Butterworth’s syrups. The companies plan to install a 2-megawatt solar system which Conagra…

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Nestlé inaugurates new solar energy plant for Dubai factory

DUBAI – Nestlé Middle East has commissioned a new solar energy plant at Al Maha factory in Dubai, to accelerate the company’s efforts towards achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The solar energy plant, said to be the largest ground-mounted private solar plant in the United Arab Emirates, will house 20,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels, generating 7.2GWh of electricity per year. Nestle said that the facility will be able to supply 85% of the Al Maha factory’s annual electricity consumption and eliminate 4.5 million kilograms of CO2 per year.…

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Organic Valley secures 100% renewable electricity in renewed sustainability drive

USA – Organic Valley, United States’ largest farmer-owned organic dairy cooperative, is set to meet its clean energy goals through the construction of a multi-site solar project that will supply 100% of its electricity requirements. The Solar Project consists of 32 megawatts installed at 10 locations and forms part of the Butter Solar Portfolio, which is owned and operated by BluEarth Renewables US. The dairy cooperative will now buy renewable energy credits from the three solar projects for more than 25 years.  “Our community solar partnership allows us to share the benefits…

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