Cape Town based manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink, has announced a major stride in its sustainability journey with the installation of an extensive solar energy system at their production facility in South Africa.

The newly installed photovoltaic system features a 266kWp solar plant coupled to a 516kwh battery and will generate 400mwh of clean energy annually, meeting more than half of the factory’s power demand per year.

Additionally, the solar installation will also eliminate diesel consumption currently required during periods of electricity outages and grid instability, significantly decreasing the company’s reliance on traditional energy sources. The combined impact of these reductions will cut carbon emissions by 600 tonnes annually.

‘This multi-million rand investment will not only ensure operational reliability for our company but also marks a significant decrease in the factory’s carbon footprint,’ states NUtec Digital Ink financial director, Darren Crosse.