With electricity rates increasing continuously and the supply of electricity being unreliable, Atlantic Fertilisers felt obligated to consider sustainable long-term alternatives.
The Atlantic factory, situated outside Philadelphia near Cape Town, is totally dependent on electricity supply. Our primary business, namely the pelletising of chicken manure, requires high energy inputs in the form of electricity. The factory is equipped with a standby diesel generator that can supply the whole production, however this is a very costly alternative.
Management has been considering the installation of solar power for a while, but to bring the project to life, the following was implemented:
This service delivery will not only make our company more resistant to unpredictable factors, but it will also go hand in hand with our credo for sustainable farming practices: ‘Work with nature, not against it.’