In addition to their corporate responsibility efforts, Sun International actively addresses the pressing issues of poverty and limited access to education in the communities where they operate.
Sun International's latest solar installation at Sun City has been a commendable success, surpassing all expectations. Reports indicate that the company saved over R1 million in just the past two months, thanks to their innovative solar plant.
This impressive installation, a R16 million, grid-tied system with a 1.4 MW installed capacity and 2,584 550 W monocrystalline solar photovoltaic modules, was completed on the roof of Sun City’s conference and entertainment centre.
This move significantly reduces the resort’s dependence on South Africa’s electricity grid.
The solar system, as reported by “Creamer Media’s Engineering News”, currently fulfils approximately 10% to 15% of Sun City's electricity requirements, with the anticipation of peak production reaching its zenith in mid-December.
Brett Hoppe, Sun City’s General Manager, shared these insights and Sun City is not resting on its laurels. The company is taking on a transformative large-scale project aimed at achieving complete independence from the national grid.
This initiative will not only ensure energy self-sufficiency but also provide an impressive surplus of 20% to 30% in excess of its electricity needs.
Hoppe told the news outlet: “We are deep into the evaluation phase of that particular project and we will have the evaluation phase completed by the end of December, highlighting the North West province where the resort was based was the second most productive in terms of solar capacity in the country after the Northern Cape.”