CCA’s new solar array in Australia is close to completion
- The leading non-alcoholic drink bottler Coca-Cola Amatil Limited is completing the rooftop solar project consisting of 5.2 thousand photovoltaic panels. The array is located at the company’s distribution center in Eastern Creek (Sydney) and covers an 8,516m2 rooftop area.
The facility is scheduled to become operational at the beginning of the year. It will provide 2.4 gigawatt hour of energy annually, which is enough to supply electricity to either 63 thousand LED streetlights or 400 houses during a year.
Bottling is a power demanding process and cannot be conducted without a reliable electrical grid. The new project will enable the bottler to feed power back via eco-friendly sources and is bringing the company closer to the target of powering 60% of its operations by green energy. Today, this value constitutes 56%. Besides, the PV system is estimated to decrease CCA’s consumption from Eastern Creek’s power grid by 14% and to minimize the company’s local energy expenses by a few hundred thousand dollars.
The bottling colossus is committed to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target. Within the framework of this policy, the company has preordered wind power from Murra Warra being developed in the Australian state of Victoria.
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