Liquid Telecom’s data centre in Midrand Goes Green

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Liquid Telecom’s data centre in Midrand Goes Green

This October we unveiled a 1.2MW solar installation at Liquid Telecom’s Campus in Midrand, Johannesburg –one of their largest projects to date in South Africa. This solar plant was designed as a combined carport and rooftop solution, and comes complete with a real-time power monitoring system.

According to the CEO of DPA Africa, Norman Moyo “This solar deployment to Liquid Telecom Midrand is a major development in improving energy security for critical users like data centres.  It will improve their power security, and energy efficiencies.  The power needs of data centres tend to be heavy and sensitive, and DPA’s engineering hopes to provide a reliable power supply to keep this operation running with no downtime.”

Reshaad Sha, CEO Liquid Telecom South Africa had this to say, “Using energy-saving and environmentally friendly sources of energy is becoming increasingly important and companies should start looking at making them standard practice. Through this partnership with DPA, we are embracing cleaner sources of energy for improved information security to achieve both cost and energy efficiencies.  We are also excited to draw value from our real estate, as we turn our roofs and carports into energy sources for our businesses, which is a real return on investment for us”.

Solar initiatives like these are in line with the South Africa government policy to embrace renewable energy as a practical source of power that will improve reliable power supply to the country.

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