Hamburg, 30. November 2010, The city of Hamburg is providing a shining example in matters of environmental protection. The information pavilion that will represent the first point of contact for all initiatives relating to the European Green Capital 2011 was crowned with a photovoltaic plant from COLEXON Energy AG on Thursday. The solar modules will supply the pavilion with energy, creating CO2 savings of 4.6 tons per year.
The EU Commission awarded Hamburg the title of Green Capital 2011. To be a European Green Capital is an enormous honor and also an obligation to do justice to the demands that this title brings with it. COLEXON Energy AG, with its headquarters in the Hanseatic city, wants to make a contribution and is therefore acting as project sponsor. "We wish to support the city in realizing its goals. One of these is the not inconsiderable challenge of achieving a reduction in CO2 of two million tons per year compared to 2007 by 2012," states Thorsten Preugschas, Chairman of the Board at COLEXON, to underline the commitment of his company.
Small roof with great effect
The information pavilion, which will act all year long as the central contact point for all the information and events associated with the activities connected to the Green Capital year, has a roof area of 117 m². Last Thursday, COLEXON installed photovoltaic equipment comprising 24 Sanyo modules on this surface. The small solar plant will generate approx. 4,590.3 kWh of power per year, providing a CO2 saving of 4.6 tons. The plant will be connected to the grid at the official opening of the information pavilion.
Corporate Social Responsibility
”Politics, industry, and society should pull in the same direction in terms of environmental protection. As a company in the field of renewable energies, we have a particular responsibility”, appeals Preugschas, who is also board member of the newly formed “Verein zur Förderung des Cluster Erneuerbare Energien Hamburg (EEHH)” – a network-initiative to link up companies and institutions in order to promote Hamburg to a leading position in the industry of renewable energies.
Source: COLEXON AG