The Reunert Group’s CBI-electric: low voltage is committed to energy efficiency. The company contracted Terra Firma Solutions, another company in the Reunert Group, to install a state-of-the-art 1,1 MW solar PV system at the company’s head office in Gauteng.
The Reunert Group is a renowned JSE listed industrial group with international operations across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and USA.
As a brand focused on supporting customers with their electricity infrastructure and committed to responsible energy use, the company wanted to show consumers they are walking the talk.
“We believe everyone needs to become more responsible about their energy choices. We should all work together and take action in order to ease the constraint on the national grid and ensure that electricity, as a scarce resource, can be shared by all. We’re glad to be able to start our own renewable energy journey with Terra Firma,” says Terry Lawrenson, CBI-electric: low voltage’s managing director.
Turnkey energy solution provider Terra Firma’s integrated smart approach focuses on holistic energy usage, management and self-generation making them the perfect partner to aid the business in its goals to harness the power of the sun.
“Sunshine is an abundant resource in Africa, affording the opportunity for supplementary energy supply. A partnership between our companies meant solar technology was the most effective option to meet our sustainability goals,” says Lawrenson.
The installation was completed in December 2021 and is the first step in the company’s drive for a more responsible energy mix and optimisation.
“Going forward, renewable energy and IoT-based dynamic load control will optimise our load profile, reducing costs and flattening our impact on the national grid,” Lawrenson adds.
“Efficiency and environmental responsibility is of the upmost importance to our company, and is vital for the country as a whole,” says Lawrenson. “Our investment in renewable energy is about more than just saving money, it is about responsible use of energy, protecting the environment and lowering our carbon footprint. This is something that every individual and every business should consider implementing and in South Africa we have many opportunities to do so,” he concludes.
The solar PV array covers 4000 m2 and offsets more than 2200 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
About CBI-electric: low voltage
Established in 1949, CBI-electric: low voltage is a manufacturer and supplier of quality low voltage electrical distribution, protection, and control equipment. Previously known as Circuit Breaker Industries or CBI, the company specialises in the design, development, and manufacturing of circuit breakers, residential current devices, surge protection, wiring accessories, and metering products.
Head quartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company is a subsidiary of renowned JSE listed industrial group Reunert, with international operations across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and USA.
CBI-electric: low voltage can be found in almost every home and has firmly become a market leader over the last 72 years while supplying products to authorities, utilities, manufacturers, commercial property developers, industrial, mining, telecommunications, and general power distribution applications.
In 2021, the brand launched its smart IoT home automation range, called the Astute Range.
For more information about CBI-electric: low voltage visit: www.cbi-lowvoltage.co.za