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Ijika Solar Solutions Transforms Boxer Stores in South Africa

Ijika Solar Solutions, a leading solar installation company based in South Africa, embarked on a transformative journey with Magnet Group and a major retailer South Africa, aimed at reducing electricity bills and mitigating environmental impact. From 2021 to the present day, Ijika Solar Solutions undertook the solar installation projects for several stores across KZN, Mpumalanga and Gauteng South Africa. This case study offers an overview of these projects, emphasizing Ijika Solar Solutions' expertise, innovation, and commitment to sustainability.


Ijika Solar Solutions collaborated with Magnet to implement solar installations at multiple retail outlets, including in Osizweni, Kwamashu, Empangeni, Ndwedwe, Stanger, Harding, Matatiele, KlipTown, Ballito and Piet Retief. The primary objectives were to reduce electricity bills, enhance operational efficiency, and decrease carbon dioxide emissions. The total installed capacity across these stores reached an impressive annual production capacity of over 1.8 gigawatts.


Ijika Solar Solutions partnered with key stakeholders, including Magnet Group and Global Electric, to ensure seamless integration and design of the solar installations. The collaboration fostered a shared vision of sustainability, emphasizing the importance of reducing the carbon footprint and promoting renewable energy adoption in the retail sector.


The solar installations significantly impacted the Store’s bottom line by reducing daily running costs. This economic benefit could be channeled towards increasing the company's profits or reflected in consumer pricing, enhancing customer affordability. Simultaneously, the projects led to a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, aligning the retailer with eco-friendly practices and corporate social responsibility.


Ijika Solar Solutions showcased their proficiency by completing the projects within a timeframe of just two years. The installations were executed with precision and attention to detail, showcasing the company's commitment to timely delivery without compromising quality.


All installations were seamlessly integrated into the iSolar cloud or Solar Edge monitoring systems, enabling real-time performance tracking and analysis. This monitoring system ensured that the solar installations consistently operated at peak efficiency, allowing for proactive maintenance and issue resolution.


Ijika Solar Solutions gained valuable insights from these projects, especially concerning the balancing of production between transformers to ensure optimal utilization of solar energy. This knowledge further solidified their expertise in handling complex installations, setting a precedent for future endeavors.


The collaboration between Ijika Solar Solutions and Magnet group stands as a testament to the power of sustainable partnerships and innovative solutions. By successfully implementing solar installations across multiple retail outlets, the team has not only reduced electricity bills and operational costs but has also made a significant contribution to environmental preservation. This case study exemplifies Ijika Solar Solutions' expertise, adaptability, and commitment to shaping a greener, more sustainable future for businesses and communities alike.





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