The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana (TCCBCG) and CrossBoundary Energy have signed a deal for the installation of a 1.33 MWp solar power plant at the beverage giant’s Accra bottling facility.
Claimed to be the largest commercial solar services agreement in Ghana’s history, it illustrates Coca-Cola’s commitment to the preservation of the region’s resources and environment.
The solar system is being financed and operated by CrossBoundary through a 15-year solar services agreement with TCCBCG. This will deliver savings on TCCBCG’s current price of power and reduce the site’s carbon emissions by more than 25,000 tonnes during the plant’s 30-year lifetime.
Bethel Yeboah, public affairs and communications manager at TCCBCG, said: “TCCBCG is committed to preserving Ghana’s resources to generate sustainable growth. This solar plant will see the production of clean energy to power our operations from our own rooftop. Along with our other initiatives in plastics recycling and water conservation, it shows how a company like ours can generate a positive environmental and economic impact for our consumers and communities.”
Matt Tilleard, managing partner of CrossBoundary, added: “TCCBCG was quick to see the benefits of CrossBoundary delivering energy-as- a-service. We’ve got funding and project experience that is totally focused on commercial solar projects like this. So we can underwrite the project and manage the risk, leaving TCCBCG free to get on with its core business.”
The plant is expected to create at least 20 jobs in Ghana via construction as well as operations and maintenance activities for the next 15 years.