Christeyns Ghent

Christeyns Gent

1018 kWp, 2019, rooftop solar

 The chemical company Christeyns, which develops and produces cleaning products and disinfectants, took a new step in its ambition to produce more sustainably. After the realization of an innovative energy system (developed by Christeyns) based on its own waste water and residual heat in the residential area ‘De Nieuwe Dokken’, solar panels were the next step in Christeyns’ evolution towards more sustainable business operations.

The solar panels offer a green alternative for their electricity consumption and drastically reduce 344 tons of CO2 emissions per year. 

GreenPulse developed and financed an installation of 3,700 solar panels, spread over several roofs. At the same time, this is one of the first projects in Flanders to have a direct cable to transport green energy.  

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Challenge

Consuming solar energy in a different place than where it is produced​​

In order to realise the plans, quite a journey had to be made. Christeyns‘ production department at Afrikalaan 182, where energy consumption is highest, had too little suitable roof space. The roof of the distribution centre at Afrikalaan 81 did have enough space, but it was located across the street. The regulations do not allow energy to be transported across plots via the distribution network 

Solution

Direct cable

Therefore, a direct electricity line has been installed over the Afrikalaan via the existing footbridge connecting the distribution and production units. Via this direct cable, Christeyns can use solar energy generated on the roof of the distribution site for their production site. GreenPulse took care from A to Z for Christeyns in terms of applying for and obtaining the necessary approvals for the direct line and project-specific government support. 

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“GreenPulse made it feasible for us to smoothly make the transition to renewable energy sources. Via thirdparty financing, christens has no investment or operating expenses.”
Jef Wittouck, Managing Director Christeyns

The numbers

344
TON CO2 SAVED
KWH GENERATED
% AUTO CONSUMPTION
20
% GREEN ENERGY

NO INVESTMENT

Financing is all taken care of. No Capex. No Opex.

GREEN ENERGY

We produce additional green energy & you save on CO2 emissions.

FIXED ENERGY COST

Predictable and interesting energy prices.

ENJOY THE SUN

No ownership, no maintenance, no risks. Leave it all up to us.

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