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Willow Wood Office Park goes 100% solar

Willow Wood Office Park in Fourways, Gauteng.
Willow Wood Office Park in Fourways, Gauteng.

Heartwood Properties and SolarSaver have partnered in a drive to convert Fourways’ Willow Wood Office Park to solar. 

Heartwood Properties CEO, John Whall comments:

We realise the potential of solar, and the great relief it will bring to our tenants who won’t have to rely on Eskom’s failing system or be at the mercy of its exorbitant pricing structure. Solar is also friendlier to the environment and as property developers we must reconsider the impact we have on nature.”

SolarSaver finances roof-top solar installations with a proprietary rent-to-own model meaning that Heartwood has not had to finance any solar equipment, design or installation and only pays for the electricity it uses from the solar system. Offering significant cheaper electricity tariffs than Eskom, and tariff increases capped at CPI inflation, solar installations mean that commercial building tenants benefit from reduced electricity bills. SolarSaver also carry out all repairs and maintenance of the system for the duration of the contract term. State-of-the-art live monitoring equipment is included as part of the installation.

The fourth and final phase of Willow Wood is set for completion in March 2019 and will also include a special landscaping feature and a natural space to escape to during lunch or for impromptu team meetings. On site, employees currently enjoy amenities such as a fully functioning Pilate’s studio, an established coffee shop, 24-hour security, back-up power, basement and shade parking with basement stores available.