Africa Data Centres (ADC) has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative in Cape Town, collaborating with DPA Southern Africa to establish a solar farm aimed at revolutionizing the region's energy landscape. The commencement of construction marks the first phase of ADC's ambitious solar farm project, set to supply renewable energy to its cutting-edge data centre facilities. The initiative signifies ADC's commitment to addressing South Africa's energy crisis through sustainable technology solutions.

Strategic Partnership with DPA Southern Africa

ADC's partnership with DPA Southern Africa, a joint venture of the French utility, EDF, underscores the strategic vision behind the solar farm project. The 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed in March 2023 lays the foundation for delivering renewable energy to ADC sites.

Hardy Pemhiwa, President and Group CEO of Cassava Technologies, commends ADC's pioneering role in leveraging solar power to mitigate energy challenges. The initiative reflects a broader industry shift towards eco-friendly practices and underscores technology's potential to drive environmental sustainability.

CEO’s Vision for Sustainable Growth

Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, emphasizes the significance of the solar farm project in advancing ADC's sustainability objectives. By harnessing renewable energy, ADC aims to achieve carbon neutrality and emerge as a leader in sustainable colocation services across the continent.

Durvasula acknowledges the global scrutiny faced by data centres regarding grid reliance and renewable energy usage. ADC's proactive approach includes generating renewable energy to alleviate strain on the local grid and striving for net-zero status at all facilities.

A Paradigm Shift Towards Sustainability

ADC's solar farm initiative exemplifies a paradigm shift towards sustainability in the data centre industry. By integrating renewable energy solutions and embracing eco-friendly practices, ADC is not only addressing energy challenges but also setting new standards for environmental stewardship in Africa.