Rooibos Ltd meets EU and USA environmental standards thanks to solar power
Rooibos Ltd recently installed a 1 MW solar system on the roofs of its warehouses in Clanwilliam, which means the company can now use solar energy for most of its electricity needs. This forms part of the Rooibos Ltd's green strategy and allows it to comply with EU and USA requirements holding agricultural exporters accountable for their greenhouse gas emissions.
The German magazine for renewable energies, Sun & Wind Energy, reported on Rooibos Ltd's photovoltaic system: "Rooibos Ltd can now offer customers a product with a smaller environmental footprint. This is important because agricultural exporters are held accountable by their customers in the EU and the USA to record information on their greenhouse gas emissions and reduce them," said Kobus Engelbrecht, managing director of SolarWorld's partner African Technical Innovations, which was responsible for the planning and installation of Rooibos Ltd's solar system. This is how the German media reported on Rooibos Ltd's solar system:
The German magazine for renewable energies, Sun & Wind Energy: South Africa: Green electricity for green tea
The German based multi-language PV magazine: SolarWorld wins projects in South Africa
The German website e21.info: SolarWorld setzt in Südafrika auf Eigenversorgung. Read article in German or English.