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Generating solar power in South Africa

Christel House South Africa (CHSA) is going green in 2021. A solar power system will convert sunlight into electricity. In the process, the new system will provide students a unique educational opportunity to learn more about sustainability in our world.

CHEP, a leading international supply chain solutions company, donated the photovoltaic solar cell system. It includes 110 solar panels and powers 45-kilowatts of energy. Installed, it’s designed to reduce the school’s carbon footprint, save on electricity costs, and provide back-up power during load-shedding. “This is a project that we’re really excited about and will save us a significant amount in operational costs every year,” says Shereen La Fleur, CHSA Chief Finance and Operations Officer. “It’s also an opportunity to teach our students and encourage them to pursue careers in the green economy.” Hermann Haupt, Vice President of CHEP South Africa, explained, “All of CHEP’s sustainability activities are built around a strategic framework of creating positive impact.  Donating a state-of-the-art solar system to Christel House really ties in with our mission to positively impact the communities in which we operate.”

 


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