Graham Beck Wine Estate Goes Green

In keeping with its green culture, Graham Beck is now also harnessing the sun in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

This comes after the estate recently installed a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Madeba, its Robertson estate.

The estate’s switch to solar was very practical, given the abundance of sunshine in Robertson, Louis Jordaan, Graham Beck Operations Manager explained during the official reveal of the estate’s latest project. “With all the sunshine hours in the Robertson area we have a high solar irradiation factor,” he said. “That factor, combined with the fact that all the roof areas on our structures are positioned at the perfect angle for optimising the solar radiation, made it an easy decision to harvest sunlight for electricity.”

The installation is a 312 kWp system, and was installed in November last year. Approximately 2 384,5 m² of the estate’s roof space is now covered with 1 200 solar panels and each with a 260 Wp capacity.

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