Sustainable energy startup REDAVIA launches modular solar carport
REDAVIA, a sustainable energy startup that offers solar power for businesses in West and East Africa, today launched its modular solar carport product, the REDAVIA Fast Track Solar 40 Carport (FTS-40CP), with a first installation at SGS, a global leader in inspection, testing, verification, and certification.
REDAVIA deployed the carport solar farm at SGS’s inspection and testing facilities in Tema, Ghana’s main harbor. The carport is REDAVIA’s second project at SGS after the ground mount solar farm REDAVIA deployed at the Tema site in July of 2018.
SGS Sustainability Strategy continues to be built around four pillars – Professional Excellence, People, Environment, and Community – supported by Group wide policies, global programs and local initiatives. Their Environmental pillar focuses on decreasing annual CO2 emissions, so they welcomed the chance to scale up their renewable energy usage.
Founded in 2010 by CEO Erwin Spolders, the REDAVIA system is based on a pre-configured model, including high-performance solar modules and electrical components. REDAVIA solar power enables a seamless integration into the existing electricity supply infrastructure of a business or community to ensure a more cost-effective and cleaner energy mix – with diesel generators, in a battery set-up or as a reliable complement to grid-connected power. As such, REDAVIA is supporting the reduction of carbon emissions and increasing the impact on a sustainable society.
“The FTS-40CP was designed to convert business parking lots into energy generation hubs. Now businesses like SGS are able to benefit from REDAVIA’s well-known cost-efficient energy and flexible lease contracts, while making the most efficient use of the land they already own by utilizing their parking lot as an instrument for energy generation. Additionally, REDAVIA’s premium aluminum carport provides shading and protection for vehicles, for an upscale parking experience,” the company said in a news release
“SGS continues to prioritize our Corporate Social Responsibility, in Ghana and across our global organization,” said Samuel K. Gyan (Kiki), Managing Director of Anglophone West Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone & Liberia) at SGS Ghana Limited. “We’re happy the REDAVIA carport allows us to scale up the size of our solar installation, taking another step towards closing in on our environmental goal of decreasing CO2 emissions, while still making the most of our land.”
Erwin Spolders, CEO and founder of REDAVIA, stated, “We’re very excited to be able to offer this new product. The FTS-40CP will enable business owners like SGS to maximize their space, gaining clean, cost-efficient energy and a refined parking experience for their customers all in one. It’s a win-win scenario.”