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In 2018, SGS Ghana implemented its first renewable energy project.

Solar panel

As part of its sustainability strategy, SGS decided to deploy a solar farm at our inspection and testing facilities in Ghana’s main harbor, Tema. The photovoltaic system, which was put in place in summer, provides up to 20% of the facilities’ energy demands.

The installation of a solar farm was driven by SGS’s commitment to improving energy efficiency and using sustainable energy sources, and it enables the company to take a step toward decreasing greenhouse gas emissions while reducing electricity costs. Additional drivers for the implementation of this renewable energy project included the country’s current electrical market situation and its geographical location, which is particularly suited to solar energy production. The relatively high electrical consumption in these facilities – one of the most intensive in the country – and the site’s physical characteristics further contributed to the decision to install solar panels.