We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of two ground breaking projects, marking a significant leap towards a greener and more sustainable future for Godfrey Hirst New Zealand.
In Auckland, our carpet manufacturing facility has undergone a remarkable transformation with the installation of a state-of-the-art 577kW solar system, comprising 1,560 panels. This environmentally conscious upgrade is set to generate an impressive 815MWh annually, offsetting 60% of our daytime electricity needs and reducing our annual carbon footprint by approximately 70 tonnes.
Simultaneously, our Dannevirke wool yarn plant has embraced its own solar revolution, implementing a 405kW system equipped with 750 panels. This forward-thinking installation is expected to generate up to 517MWh per annum, offsetting a substantial 74% of our daytime electricity requirements. Beyond its positive environmental impact, which includes offsetting around 30 tonnes of carbon annually, this investment will alleviate premium network charges faced by Dannevirke due to its geographical location.
These achievements reflect Godfrey Hirst NZ's unwavering commitment to a carbon-responsible future. By seamlessly integrating cutting-edge solar technology, we are not only reducing our ecological footprint but actively contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious corporate landscape.