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Africa's biggest supermarket chain is betting on solar power
by Nell Lewis, CNN

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22 April 2021

On 22 April 2021 CNN reported: Despite South Africa averaging more than 2,500 hours of sunshine a year, solar energy generates less than 1 percent of its electricity. By contrast, the UK produces 4 percent of its electricity from solar, with considerably less sunshine. South African supermarket Shoprite sees a missed opportunity. The chain is the continent's largest food retailer, with ... more than 2,000 stores across 14 countries. It wants renewable energy to fuel a quarter of its operations in the next five years. Shoprite is not the only company with a base in South Africa looking to develop its off-grid capabilities. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and business, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

In 2018, Siemens started building a solar mini-grid at its Johannesburg headquarters to help reduce its dependence on the national grid, and last year, a Ford assembly plant in Pretoria installed solar panels that are set to provide a third of its power.

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