Coca-Cola to add 3.5MW solar across Australian operations

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The shift to renewables by the giants of industry continues this week, with the news that Coca-Cola Amatil will install 3.5MW of solar, to cut its grid power usage in Australia by 14 per cent and its annual energy costs by up to $1.3 million.

The 10,000-panel job, which will be managed by commercial solar specialist Verdia, will be rolled out over the next eight to 10 months, across three Australian sites in three different states.

Coca-Cola Amatil managing director for Australian Beverages, Peter West said the investment made sense both commercially and environmentally.

“On current figures the installation will pay for itself in six to seven years and is expected to provide an additional $14 million benefit over its lifetime,” he said

“We’re also committed to obtaining at least 60 per cent of our energy needs from renewable and low-carbon sources, by 2020.

“So, this installation is a win-win for us.”

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