South Africa’s First National Bank To Install Solar Power Systems At Its Branches

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Financial services provider, First National Bank (FNB) of South Africa is taking a proactive step towards environmental sustainability and operational resilience by installing solar power systems at 100 branches across the country. This initiative aims to ensure uninterrupted services during load shedding and reduce the bank’s environmental impact.


FNB CEO Jacques Celliers emphasizes the bank’s commitment to renewable energy sources and positive environmental impact. He highlights that while most branches are already equipped with backup power solutions, transitioning to renewable energy aligns with their long-term vision for greener operations.

The project will begin in selected branches, including those in Mthatha, Bethlehem, Phuthaditjhaba, and Zeerust, and will be executed in phases to ensure a smooth transition for each location. The move reflects FNB’s dedication to lead by example, not only in customer service but also in environmental stewardship.


Lee-Anne van Zyl, CEO of FNB Points of Presence, stresses the significance of branches in facilitating economic activities in local markets. Despite customers increasingly using digital channels, the bank aims to remain accessible to communities, making this solar installation initiative essential for the bank’s continued community support and engagement.

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