Truck and bus manufacturer MAN is optimizing its factory in Pinetown, South Africa. Drees & Sommer is supporting the company with a range of measures, including the planning and realization of the country’s third-largest roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system. As a result, MAN has cut its energy demand by some 20 percent.

Additional value

  • Client converts production entirely to renewable energy and achieves carbon-neutral factory operation

Project data


MAN Truck & Bus AG, Pinetown


Pinetown, South Africa

Project duration:

January 2014 – January 2015

Area of photovoltaic system:

6,300 m²

Output of PV system:

580 kWp

Total energy saving achieved:

20 %

Individual services

  • Plant Optimization including Concept, Planning Tender Process and Acceptance of a PV Plant and Switschgear

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