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Mercedes-Benz South Africa Powers Toward Sustainability with R100 Million Solar Investment .

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is reaffirming its commitment to environmental sustainability with a substantial investment of R100 million in a groundbreaking initiative. The company plans to install 22,847 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels at its East London manufacturing plant, utilizing solar energy to generate electricity and contribute significantly to carbon reduction in the manufacturing process. This ambitious project, constituting the second phase of MBSA’s journey towards achieving net carbon-neutral manufacturing, aligns with Mercedes-Benz’s broader sustainable business strategy known as Ambition2039. By 2030, the automotive giant aims to cover more than 70% of its energy demand in production with renewable energies. Andreas Brand, CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Executive Director for Manufacturing, underscored the strategic significance of this initiative, stating, “The installation of the Photovoltaic solar panels at our manufacturing plant is a key pillar of our energy strategy and will contribute towards the East London plant’s daily maximum demand requirement of 12MW in times of peak demand. https://solarquarter.com/2023/11/24/mercedes-benz-south-africa-powers-toward-sustainability-with-r100-million-solar-investment/amp/#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

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  • Ann Nyambura

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    It's not just about selling cars; it's about how these companies contribute to a sustainable future.

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  • Peter Kamau

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    This is a very worthwhile investment. Kudos to MB south Africa

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    • Princess

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      @peter_kamau I strongly agree 👍

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    • mercy nduta

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      It's great for such a big company to spearhead a positive sustainable energy transition.

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      • johnte ndeto

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        Other big companies should embrace what mercedes Benz is actually doing for our climate

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        • Gorffly mokua

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          This initiative exemplifies corporate responsibility, showcasing the automotive industry's move towards renewable energy adoption for a greener future.

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          • George Kariuki

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            This significant investment marks a commendable step towards reinforcing its commitment to environmental sustainability.

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            • walter lungayi

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              It's great to see a major automotive company like Mercedes-Benz South Africa investing in sustainable energy solutions. The R100 million solar investment is a significant step towards reducing their carbon footprint and promoting a cleaner environment. It's important for more companies to follow suit and prioritize sustainability in their operations.

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              • Jane Wangui

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                @walter_lungayi well managed funds could do great things in the fight towards clean energy.

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              • Princess

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                This initiative not only aligns with the broader global sustainability goals but also showcases the automotive industry's potential to lead in adopting renewable energy solutions.

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