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Heineken’s Sedibeng solar plant boasts 14 000 panels with an energy capacity of over 6.5MW providing 30 per cent of the brewery’s electricity demand. www.theexchange.africa

Heineken notes that this embedded grid-connected solar project incorporates single axis tracking technology that enables the panels to move with the rise and setting of the sun.

Single-axis tracking systems tilt on one axis, tracking the sun as it moves from east to west during the day.

A solar tracking system adjusts the position of a solar panel along an axis. This is done to ensure a small angle of incidence or the angle that sunlight hits a solar panel.