22 February 2013

Namibia: Woermann Goes Green

WOERMANN Group managing director Jesko Woermann has entered into an agreement with the Namibian solar company HopSol Africa to install photovoltaic solar power plants on all the group's supermarkets in Namibia in future.

"At the end of last year we installed the largest grid-connected photovoltaic solar power plant in Namibia with HopSol so far and we are convinced of their CIS technology and the results," said Woermann.

"Therefore we have decided to roll out the installations on all our outlets. It was an economical and ethical decision to implement an up to N$100 million investment programme for solar power plants."

These solar installations will provide the Woermann Group with its own electricity and at the same time save thousands of tons of carbon emissions.

The roll-out of the programme will start with solar installations in Katutura, Rehoboth, Goreangab and Okuryangava.

Due to HopSol Africa´s special know-how for the extreme climate conditions of desert regions they could offer the Woermann Group an electricity payback time of their investment of about four years. With a warranty time of the modules of 25 years this means free electricity for the Woermann supermarkets for 21 years.

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