[HSV, 27 January, 2013] Hanwha Solar has been a partner of the renowned German football club, Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV)’s sponsoring-initiative “Der Hamburger Weg” since the 2011/2012 season. In 2012, the top 10 global photovoltaic manufacturer helped to support the Osterbek High School with a photovoltaic system with estimated annual delivery of 2000 kWh. The high school, which already has been acknowledged as a Climate School, continues to be a role model regarding the battle against climate change through educating the students how to use energy in a long-term and responsible way. Marking the first year of the solar installation, Heung Min Son, a player for HSV and ambassador of the project, visited the school to get an impression of how the situation looks today. Heung Min Son also actually participated in the Earth System class with the school’s students.
Osterbek’s headmaster Ulrich Cain said “Our goal is not just providing our school with solar energy, but on further contributing to climate protection. That’s why we now offer our students educational opportunities to become more aware of environmental sustainability.”
“We are proud that we have been able to contribute to raising students’ social consciousness with the topic of clean energy and we are also pleased about young people’s interest in sustainable and socially responsible action. That is why we think it is important to regularly exchange our views and pass along our knowledge” said Thomas Franken, Senior Director of Marketing at Hanwha Solar.
In addition to the installation of the photovoltaic system on the school’s roof, the students of the ‘Earth System’ class visited “Klimahaus Bremerhaven (Bremerhaven Climate House)” where they were able
to gain knowledge useful for everyday life.
Hanwha Solar has been the partner of the sponsoring initiative “Der Hamburger Weg” since the 2011/2012 season. In October 2011, foundations of the support program were laid to start and the project “Sponsoring einer PV-Anlage (Sponsorship of PV System)” was born.
In coordination with “fifty / fifty” (a cooperative program to save energy in school buildings managed by the school authority) and SBH | Schulbau Hamburg School Construction Hamburg (a public enterprise in charge of facility management services for schools in Hamburg), three schools were shortlisted at that time as potential beneficiaries of the project due to their distinguished climate protection activities. The eventual winner was the Osterbek High School, a decision guided in part down to the fact it had a suitable roof condition for solar panel installation, as well as its recognition for Climate School.
The photovoltaic system had been successfully installed at the beginning of 2012.
Corporate partners of “Hamburger Weg” include Hanwha Solar, ADVANTA Management, Audi, Care-Energy, Deutsche Telekom, Emirates, Hareico, Holsten, INFO AG, NDR 2 and Sparda-Bank.
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