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Mark One Becomes First Apparel Firm In The Islands To Go Solar

Mark One Apparel has become the region’s first solar-powered clothing manufacturing facility. This is after leading Pacific solar energy provider, Sunergise (Fiji) Limited, installed a 273kW roof mounted solar photovoltaic
17 Sep 2014 07:48
Mark One Becomes First Apparel Firm In The Islands To Go Solar
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Mark One Apparel has become the region’s first solar-powered clothing manufacturing facility.

This is after leading Pacific solar energy provider, Sunergise (Fiji) Limited, installed a 273kW roof mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array to provide clean, reliable energy at the Mark One’s Suva textile factory.

The system will produce an impressive 350MWh of renewable electricity annually, and displace over 260 tonnes of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of planting 1300 trees.

The solar panels, installed by Sunergise’s engineering partner Clay Energy, will enable Mark One to save thousands of dollars in electricity costs and ‘green’ its carbon footprint.

The specialist in men’s shirts and women’s blouses, and renowned for quality manufacturing, Mark One is committed to leading the way with state of the art technology and practices.

Mark One chairman, Mark Halabe, said: “There is a good feeling knowing most of our power is from a renewable source with the added knowledge we are saving money every month.

“These savings allow a slight competitive edge while also attracting new customers who value our commitment for an environmentally sustainable energy source. Everyone wins!”

Sunergise director, Ajay Raniga, said the Fijian Made label had come to represent a hallmark of high standards and great value.

“The garments we produce here are a perfect example of why Fiji’s manufacturing sector has earned a strong reputation worldwide,” he said.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Mark One, one of Fiji’s premier clothing exporters, to keep Fiji at the forefront of this global industry.

“Solar powering Mark One’s factory will enable the company to continue their tradition of producing high quality clothing that embodies environmental sustainability, a commitment that is at the heart of the Fijian Made ethos.”

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