Solar-Powered First for Subway

Palmerston North residents and visitors now have an environmentally friendly lunch option, with Subway Rangitikei becoming the first Subway restaurant in New Zealand to be completely solar-powered.

The business has partnered with leading New Zealand solar power provider, Sunergise, to pioneer the sustainable energy option for their restaurant.

Subway Rangitikei Franchisee Paul Boness said the change was part of his commitment to minimise environmental impacts and encouraged other businesses to take the leap to solar energy.

“Delivering a better environment for the future is everyone’s responsibility and using solar energy is just one small way that we can make a difference,” said Boness.

“It was a natural decision to partner with Sunergise to transition Subway Rangitikei to solar power, not just because of their local roots, but they made the experience stress-free and enjoyable. We’re proud to be able to serve up energy-efficient subs daily for our restaurant guests.”

Subway New Zealand Country Director Geoff Cockerill said Subway was committed to a cleaner, greener future – and Kiwis could expect to see more Subway restaurants operating under solar power in the future.

“Our updated restaurant design is focused on not only providing a vibrant and fresh experience for guests – but minimising environmental impacts.  From water-saving devices, energy-efficient LED lighting and decor that incorporates recycled materials, the next-generation of Subway restaurants are more environmentally conscious than ever before,” Cockerill said.

“The Rangitikei team has taken sustainability to the next level by adding solar power to its remodelled restaurant and should be praised for this investment.”

Sunergise are specialists in providing clean, cost-effective solar power, with Sunergise CEO Paul Makumbe delighted to have Subway on board and upbeat about the way New Zealand is embracing solar energy.

Sunergise CEO Paul Makumbe is delighted to have Subway on board and upbeat about the way New Zealand is embracing solar energy.

“Business owners like Paul Boness and the wider Subway team are at the forefront of the transition to sustainable energy. It has been a pleasure to work with them to bring their vision of an environmentally friendly restaurant to life. Renewable energy can also be cost-effective energy and we expect to see more businesses and communities making the switch.”

Subway Rangitikei operates off solar power seven days a week.