Movelle trades a high volume of pelagic fish due to the high demand for oily fish in West African markets. With such a large variety of frozen fish needing to be chilled, the Movelle site in Takoradi requires a constant supply of energy.
To save money on electricity, Movelle selected REDAVIA’s solar-farm solution at its cold storage site, REDAVIA said. The company’s flexible lease contract allows Movelle to supplement its grid power with a more affordable solar option, without the burden of a large up-front capital outlay.
“As both a family business and a market leader, we are delighted that the REDAVIA model enables us to balance both environmental concerns and financial viability,” said Alan Osei-Assibey, CEO of the Movelle Group. “Our partnership with REDAVIA will allow us to reduce both operational costs and carbon emissions.”
Designed for “maximum ease,” REDAVIA’s contract also includes installation, maintenance and 24/7 technical monitoring.
REDAVIA’s on-site engineers delivered an initial 90 kWp of solar at Movelle. After smooth deployment in an early operation period, both parties are planning to scale up the farm with a second phase of 84 kWp, for a total of 174 kWp at the site, REDAVIA said.
“Solar power reduces costs, generating savings that can be reinvested into the business, while also reducing the carbon footprint of the business,” said Erwin Spolders, CEO and founder of REDAVIA. “It’s a win-win scenario.”