Audi ushers in 12-MWp rooftop PV system in Hungary

Oct 9, 2020 01:25 PM ET
  • A 12-MWp roof solar energy system that Audi AG (ETR: NSU) set up at its factory website in Gyor, Hungary, officially went survive Wednesday, the German auto maker stated.
Audi ushers in 12-MWp rooftop PV system in Hungary
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E.ON Hungaria Zrt, a subsidiary of German electric utility team E.ON SE (ETR: EOAN), took care of the setup, which consisted of positioning 36,400 solar modules atop the manufacturing facility's 2 logistics centres.

The solar (PV) arrays cover a location of around 160,000 square metres (1.72 million sq ft). Audi claimed its system is the largest rooftop solar energy terminal in Europe.

While Audi's system inhabits a lot more surface area, by optimal producing capability it is surpassed by the 18-MWp solar plant that United States garments business PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) mounted this week in addition to its storage facility in the Netherlands.

With the new solar rooftop, Audi Hungaria has actually come to be a carbon-neutral website. Given that 2012, the auto maker has actually been relying on a geothermal plant in Gyor for heating for part of its demand as well as making up the rest with bio-gas certificates. For emissions it can not avoid, Audi purchases accredited carbon credits.

The Gyor facilities are the secondly of five Audi websites to reach carbon neutrality. The company stated it wants make every one of them carbon neutral by 2025.

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