Our production is energy independent
Powered by the sun
As an industrial enterprise, we need lots of energy. It was therefore clear from the start what we had to do. In 2017, we installed a 2.3 megawatt photovoltaic system with an annual output of about 2,600,000 kWh. This corresponds to the average electricity consumption of 685 households. The best part: We generate 100 percent of the electricity we need every year at the Voitsberg site with the power of the sun, making us energy independent.
But we didn’t stop there: As part of this investment in the future, we also carried out extensive thermal renovations at our Voitsberg site. In some cases, our walls and roofs feature twice the insulation thickness that is typical in the industry. And that really pays off: The total energy demand of 4.2 million kWh was decreased by 70 percent. Just the insulation of the facades reduced the CO2 emissions by 705,000 kg. The photovoltaic system will save another 1,690,000 kg of CO2 per year.