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Coca-Cola AMATIL launches energy efficient solar initiative

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the team from Coca-Cola AMATIL and Sunergise launch 1.1MW solar installation.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the team from Coca-Cola AMATIL and Sunergise launch 1.1MW solar installation.

Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji) Ltd (CCAF) today launched their solar energy project - an initiative that would further improve the company's energy efficiency. 

The first stage of the project will see the provision of 40 per cent of energy for their main Suva site directly from the sun, further reducing their reliance on diesel energy. 

As part of the project, the company has entered into a partnership with Sunergise for the installation of 3800 solar panels to their main production plant providing a cleaner renewable energy source. 

According to CCAF general manager Roger Hare, the project marked a significant event for the whole AMATIL group. 

"This solar energy project is the first of its kind in the AMATIL family and is something we are very proud of as it aligns with our environmental values" he said. 

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who officially launched the project earlier today, said "This is a wonderful project and an example of how a multinational company - working with Sunergise and the Fijian Government - can make a real difference in the fight against climate change."

Ajay Raniga, Sunergise co founder added “The installation here at Coca-Cola AMATIL in Suva at 1.1MW is the largest roof top solar installation in Fiji, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. I’d like to express my gratitude to the Prime Minister for his support and I’d also like to thank the team at Coca-Cola AMATIL and specifically Ms Alison Watkins, Mr Chris Litchfield and Mr Roger Hare for their vision and their commitment to a better future for the region.”

 

Sunergise would like to thank Fiji Times, FBC News and FijiVillage News for their coverage.

See more of the story here:
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=407183

http://fijivillage.com/news/Embracing-renewable-energy-is-the-key-to-solving-the-challenge-of-climate-change---PM-5skr29/

http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/52249/cca-to-be-powered-by-40-solar-energy