InnoVentum installed Giraffe 2.0 and Solar PV Carports at the COP22 for UNIDO

InnoVentum installed the Giraffe 2.0 and two solar PV carports at the venue of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC in Marrakech as part of the program Greening COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco – “Low Carbon Public Buildings” Component carried out by UNIDO.

The installations became possible thanks to the smooth cooperation with our partners (especially, ABBBCLT Energie and Krinner), initial financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and additional financial and organisational support of the Swedish actors: Swedish Energy Agency and Business Sweden

InnoVentum at COP 22

InnoVentum is present at the Nordic Pavilion in the Green Zone as well as takes part in the events at COP22, in particular:


Nov 09, 2016 (15:30-17:00), Nordic Pavilion, Blue Zone: "The 24th Longitude East - a Pathway for Cleantech Cooperation from the Northern Lights to the Caprivi Strip" (GreenStream)


Nov 17, 2016 (9:00-10:00), the Observatory and the Marrakech City Hall: The Inauguration of the Low Carbon Public Buildings Initiative. The delegation included representatives of GEF, including Masako Ogawa, Senior Environmental Specialist at GEF, Direcor General of UNIDO Li Yong, Director of Energy Branch at UNIDO, Dr Pradeep Monga, Ambassador of Sweden to Morocco, H.E. Erika Ferrer, Swedish Energy Agency representatives as well as the Mayor of Marrakech, Mohamed Larbi Belcaid. The visit to our installations was followed by a presentation of the project and the results achieved for the 3 pilot buildings. At the event UNIDO launched a new platform for attracting partnerships with the private sector to support the greening of the city initiatives.

The event will be covered by a press release which will be posted on the UNIDO website and various social media.

The Ambassador of Sweden to Morocco, H.E. Erika Ferrer, giving an inspirational speech at the inauguration

The following solutions are installed by us for COP 22:

Giraffe 2.0


installed at The Regional Observatory for the Environment and Sustainable Development of Marrakesh

(L’observatoire régional de l'environnement et du développement durable de Marrakech)

Giraffe 2.0 is a hybrid wind-solar energy station, carport and EV charger designed and produced by InnoVentum. Special positioning of PV panels allows for stable energy production – providing solar energy during at least four (!) additional hours compared to a classic PV mounting.


In a good windy location (6m/s average wind speed), the Giraffe 2.0 is able to produce 13 800 kWh per year – providing energy during most hours of the day, all year round.


The wood used for the Giraffe 2.0 construction, as well as the ground screw foundation, considerably reduce carbon footprint of the installation, making the balance of carbon dioxide 4+ tons CO2 negative – even before any renewable energy is produced.


Have a look at the Giraffe 2.0 at COP22 leaflet and find all technical details of the Giraffe 2.0 system on the Giraffe 2.0 product page.

You can get an idea of the installation process by watching the following videos: installation video #1 and installation video #2

Giraffe 2.0 Awards, Grants & Certifications


Award by the Wind Energy Association of Sweden in July 2016


The Giraffe 2.0 has obtained an International Consumer Label based on the Certification by SP Technical Institute of Sweden


European Commission has awarded the "Seal of Excellence" to the Giraffe 2.0 as an EV charger project


Product of the Show Award at the Energy Show 2016 in Ireland


 Grant by the Energy Agency of Sweden for the development of the Giraffe 2.0

Solar PV Carports


installed at the City Hall of Marrakech

and the Municipal Palace Wilaya of Marrakech Tensift-Al Haouz

Solar PV Carport has been developed by InnoVentum in response to the market demand requiring cost-efficient and well-designed solar PV shade structures and carports.

The InnoVentum carport unit is designed for 2 cars with 24 PV panels covering the roof and can be extended to accommodate 4, 6, 8, 10 and more cars. Coupled with the choice of peak power per panel ranging between 245 and 327+ Wp, InnoVentum can design a custom solution providing the necessary amount of energy for each customer.


The COP22 Carport solution is designed to accommodate 4 cars and deliver 12kWp power from the installed solar panels. There are 2 solar PV carports in Marrakech: at the Urban Municipality of Marrakech (La commune urbaine de Marrakech-Tensift-AlHaouz) and the Wilaya of Marrakech.


A similar carport for 4 cars can be purchased from InnoVentum for 355 000 SEK (incl. all hardware, without foundation and installation), let us know if you are interested:


Visit the Solar PV Carport product page for more info

If you would like to get more information about our solutions please do not hesitate to contact us:

Photos from the COP22: click here to view Flickr album of the Giraffe 2.0 installation