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If you want to see the future of cold storage, Kloosterboer is not a bad place to start. If Kloosterboer is using PV panels in Rotterdam how much more effective would they be in Joburg or Cape Town?

As Eskom demands further tariff increases, PV panels must become increasingly attractive.


“Cool Port earns ‘Outstanding’ sustainability score

Kloosterboer’s cold store, Cool Port, at Waalhaven in Rotterdam is one of the most sustainable facilities of its kind in the Netherlands. Indeed, the complex’s 86.76% score on the BREEAM-NL sustainability index for buildings has earned it an ’Outstanding’ certification.

The cold store, with a capacity of 40,000 pallet locations, has now been operational for one year. To ensure that it would be issued the desired BREEAM certificate, Kloosterboer took a number of measures both during and after construction. The most sustainable feature of the building is the 11,000 solar panels installed on its 27,000-m² roof surface. The expected annual yield is no less than 2.6 million kilowatt hours – equivalent to the annual power consumption of 737 households. This means that for a large share of its energy requirements, Cool Port is effectively self-sufficient.”

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