The main goal of the action is to promote sustainable development, while enhancing the environmental awareness of students and citizens. The program is about installing photovoltaic systems on school and institution roofs. Its purpose is to avoid and reduce the carbon footprint as well as to cover operational needs with the use of Renewable Energy Systems (RES).
With a vision towards an Energy Transition, the HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group, implements, since 2012, a far-reaching program of installing photovoltaic systems on the roofs of schools public operators and institutions, with the aim of disseminating sustainability, development of RES projects and promoting sustainable installations and cities. To date, 12 photovoltaic systems, with 200kW installed capacity and an average annual production of 284,000kWh, have been completed, avoiding the release of 266 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. At the same time, a significant amount of money is saved annually from their operation, which is directed to cover operational needs, while through an educational framework, student and citizens’ environmental awareness is reinforced.
This important action contributes to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 for Affordable and Clean Energy.