Joint project between Audi and E.ON: Europe’s largest rooftop photovoltaic system will be installed in Hungary.
Audi confirms its commitment and its high level of commitment in favor of renewable energies. The Ingolstadt company, in collaboration with E.ON, is building a 160,000 square meter solar park in its Hungarian logistics centers.
When completed, it will be the largest photovoltaic roofing system in Europe, capable of producing 95.5 gigawatt hours per year from 2020, when the works will be completed. The new energy infrastructure will be installed in the two logistics centers (approximately 80,000 square meters each) of the factory in Győr, the main town in north-western Hungary.
The project is very important, also because of the symbolic value of the investment. Work is expected to start in August of this year at a very rapid pace, which will be completed soon.
E.ON Hungary will manage the photovoltaic power plant, which will support the 35,000 solar panels. This renewable facility will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 6,000 tonnes.
Audi is very interested in distancing its image from the production of fossil fuels, as Peter Kössler, member of the production board of Audi AG points out:
“By 2030, all of our factories will be carbon neutral. We work tirelessly for greater sustainability throughout the production cycle. The use of renewable energies is crucial to achieve this goal. “
Audi Hungary CEO Achim Heinfling echoes:
“We are committed to rationalizing resources and want to significantly reduce the environmental impact of our products. Around 70% of Audi Hungary’s heat needs are already covered by geothermal energy, but our goal is to achieve a fully carbon neutral power plant. With the construction of the new solar park, we are approaching this result. “
More information: audi-mediacenter.com
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