Zenprop Property Holdings cuts energy bills with solar panels

PV system completed by Solarcentury Africa and Standard Electrical

Zenprop Property Holdings is one of the largest property investment and development companies in South Africa. Zenprop strives to ensure that energy and resource efficiencies are achieved through implementation of best design and construction practices across the entire development process.

Zenprop has recently completed the installation of solar panels on a commercial property that it developed and owns in Woodmead, Johannesburg. The solar PV (photovoltaic) system was commissioned and designed by Solarcentury Africa, and installed and project managed by Standard Electrical.

The 88 kWp system is designed to maximise the amount of clean electricity generated via a combination of solar panels mounted to the roof of the recently completed building as well as to the roof of the carport structure.

Currently the majority of electricity produced in South Africa is through the burning of coal. The demand for electricity is beginning to surpass supply and the cost of coal powered energy continues to rise. Zenprop has identified solar panels as a clean source of renewable, reliable and sustainable energy.

Elbert De Kock, Zenprop Property Holdings said, “The solar panel initiative is our solution to provide cost-effective, sustainable energy to our developments thereby assisting  our tenants cut carbon emissions as well as their energy costs. Making our buildings more sustainable is our commitment to creating a clean energy future. Using solar PV also gives us more control over our energy consumption, and helps to reduce the strain on South Africa’s already over-loaded power grid. We plan to install further solar panels on our buildings this year.”

Gareth Warner, Managing Director, Solarcentury Africa said, “We are pleased that these solar panels will enable Zenprop to make significant energy savings while cutting its carbon emissions. Such forward thinking companies will also benefit from reputational gains. For Zenprop the panels demonstrate to its tenants and future customers that it is committed to reducing its environmental impact.”

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About Solarcentury

Solarcentury is one of the most respected solar companies in the world. Founded in 1998, we have been around since the early days of the solar industry and have been part of the evolution that has made PV the attractive investment it is today. We have put solar on a greater variety of sites than any other company in the industry, and have won multiple awards for product innovation.

We work directly with our clients to design and install commercial, industrial and utility scale solar. We also supply our products and services to installers and distributors. All of our customers benefit from our experience in terms of engineering quality, superior yields and sheer breadth of deployment.

We are a big believer in helping solar PV change our world for the better and contribute 5% of our net profits every year to the charity we founded, SolarAid, which aims to eradicate kerosene lamps from Africa by 2020.

Solarcentury has offices in the UK, Italy, The Netherlands and a growing presence in Africa and Latin America.

About Solarcentury Africa (Southern Africa)

Solarcentury Africa (Southern Africa) is a joint venture between Solarcentury and Momentous Energy. The business is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Solarcentury is one of the most respected solar companies in the world. Founded in 1998, we have been around since the early days of the solar industry and have been part of the evolution that has made PV the attractive investment it is today. We have put solar on a greater variety of sites than any other company in the industry, and have won multiple awards for product innovation. We work directly with our clients to design and install commercial, industrial and utility scale solar. We also supply our products and services to installers and distributors. All of our customers benefit from our experience in terms of engineering quality, superior yields and sheer breadth of deployment. We are a big believer in helping solar PV change our world for the better and contribute 5% of our net profits every year to the charity we founded, SolarAid, which aims to eradicate kerosene lamps from Africa by 2020. Solarcentury has offices in the UK, Italy, The Netherlands and a growing presence in Africa and Latin America.

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“We are pleased that these solar panels will enable Zenprop to make significant energy savings while cutting its carbon emissions. Such forward thinking companies will also benefit from reputational gains. For Zenprop the panels demonstrate to its tenants and future customers that it is committed to reducing its environmental impact.”
Gareth Warner, Managing Director, Solarcentury Africa