A Sorgenia-signed photovoltaic system for Centro Velico Caprera. This is the latest piece of a larger collaboration that began last April with the Marine Adventure for Research & Education project, the citizen science initiative designed by Centro Velico Caprera in collaboration with One Ocean Foundation to study the health of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Sorgenia supported the project, assisting marine biologists in taking marine DNA samples and organizing plogging days to clean some of the beaches touched by the mission.
The inaugurated plant
The inaugurated photovoltaic system was designed by Sorgenia on the sloping roof of the carpentry building, with the aim of meeting the internal consumption of the sailing base through self-generated energy. With a capacity of 27.6 kWp and an annual production of about 35,000 kWh per year, it is estimated that the intervention will enable the sailing center to self-consume about 70 percent of the energy produced, with a corresponding economic saving. The installation, located on a net area of more than 100 square meters, will also avoid the emission of 15 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere annually, the equivalent of 287 trees planted.
"There are two fundamental issues we all need to be committed to today: sustainability and energy independence," says Mario Mauri, Sales & Greentech Director of Sorgenia. "The collaboration with Centro Velico Caprera is the perfect example of how these two elements can coexist in an initiative with positive effects for the whole community.
"We started this project at an early stage and thinking primarily about reducing environmental impact," says Stefano Crosta, president of Centro Velico Caprera . "This approach has proven to be particularly forward-looking, and it consolidates CVC's pioneering role in the sailing school sector.