SCHREDER - Sustainability Report 2023


Solar Solutions To address the global energy and environmental crisis, we have developed a range of solar lighting solutions. These solutions make customers less vulnerable to energy price fluctuations and grid disruptions, while reducing energy demand. With low installation and operating costs and a significantly reduced carbon footprint, these solar lighting solutions provide communities with a practical and environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional on-grid lighting. Additional features such as motion sensors enable an even more responsible and sustainable use of energy.

Highmast Solar Lighting Pilot Project for Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality As part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s initiative to keep cables out of the reach of thieves through its High-Mast Solar Lighting Pilot Programme, our SOLARFLOOD was chosen for a pilot project on Stanford Road in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. The 20m high solar masts were chosen to combat rampant cable theft and infrastructure vandalism and to provide lighting during power outages, enhancing the safety and well-being of the community. This is the first solar high-mast installation in the Eastern Cape, and a successful pilot project for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. The SOLARFLOOD provides a reliable lighting solution with a high Ingress Protection level (IP 66) that can withstand high ambient temperatures. It is a sustainable off-grid performer with a superior lumen/ watt ratio. Schréder’s high-performing optics allow mounting at heights of up to 20m, providing high- quality light where it is needed. With this project, BEKA Schréder won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award at the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) 2023 President’s Awards.

Off-grid solar lighting protects nature in Castro Marim

Castro Marim is a small town in the south of Portugal, close to the Spanish border. One of its most important natural treasures is the Castro Marim-Vila Real de Santo António Marsh Nature Reserve, Portugal’s first classified nature reserve, a valuable ecosystem with many species of flora and fauna, considered an international reference for its biodiversity. As part of its decarbonisation and sustainable mobility plan, Castro Marim decided to build a bike and pedestrian path to link Castro Marim to Vila Real de Santo António, three kilometres away, so that residents and tourists can enjoy the landscape. As there is no lighting on the national road that runs along the cycle path, the council decided to install lighting so that it could be used safely after sunset. A total of 113 solar- powered, off-grid luminaires have been installed, avoiding the time-consuming and costly construction of an electrical grid infrastructure, estimated at more than €100,000.


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