It is becoming increasingly important for companies to make a contribution to climate protection while at the same time expanding their perception in the area of corporate social responsibility. In addition, the potential of photovoltaics is enormous, especially in the commercial sector, so that many companies throughout Europe are investing in green energy. The prerequisites are certainly given with correspondingly large roof and commercial areas. This was also the case for the Dutch company Capi. Therefore, the manufacturer of sustainable design flower pots did not hesitate for long and invested in a PV plant with a capacity of 1.69 MW. (more…)
The association Connecting Continents e.V., based in Kirchroth/Germany, has been running a secondary school on Pemba, a small island belonging to Zanzibar/Tanzania in East Africa, for 15 years. A total of 300 pupils, half of them girls and a quarter orphans, attend the school, which is one of the best in the region. The school has been under the direction of headmistress Mrs. Bi Mwaache for many years. Together with her team, she helps students to obtain a state-certified degree every year. In order to concentrate even better on her work with the students, Mrs. Mwaache and her family have recently moved into a freshly finished house only 1 km away from the school. But the electricity supply in the region is very unreliable. Therefore, a photovoltaic system with a battery storage system has recently been installed, which supplies the family with CO2-neural solar power.