Significant carbon reduction

NUtec invests in renewable energy for production

The system will meet more than half of the factory's energy requirements

Leading manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink recently announced a major stride in its sustainability journey with the installation of an extensive solar energy system at its main production facility.

The newly installed photovoltaic system, which went live in January 2024, features a 266kWp solar plant coupled to a 516kWh battery. It will generate 400MWh of clean energy annually, meeting more than half of the Cape Town, South Africa factory’s annual power demand.

Additionally, the solar installation will also eliminate all diesel consumption currently required during periods of electricity outages and grid instability, significantly reducing the company’s reliance on traditional energy sources. The combined impact of these reductions will cut carbon emissions by 600 tonnes annually.

“This multimillion-rand investment will not only ensure operational reliability for our company but also marks a significant decrease in the factory’s carbon footprint,” said NUtec Digital Ink financial director, Darren Crosse.

NUtec Digital Ink is a developer and producer of wide-format digital printing inks for the signage, visual communications, textile and industrial sectors, with an extensive global distribution network.

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