Europe's largest solar factory roof to be built in Hungary

Europe’s largest solar factory roof to be built in Hungary

Some 160,000 m2 of solar roofing is being installed on two logistic centres in in Győr/Hungary by Audi together with Eon Audi.

The roofs will comprise 35,000 solar modules and will have an output of Annual output of more than 9.5 gigawatt hours.

The goal of the 12 MW PV rooftop installation is to make the plant operation C02-neutral.

Construction work will start in August 2019 and renewable energy generation will start at the beginning of next year.

Eon will build and put the park it into operation. The annual output of more than 9.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity corresponds to the annual energy requirements of 5,000 households. Thanks to green electricity from regenerative sources, about 6,000 tons less carbon dioxide will be released into the air.

Approximately 70% of Audi Hungaria’s heat requirements are already covered by climate-neutral, geothermal energy. With the construction of the PV system the company is now taking a further step to achieve this in terms of power supply.

Long term partnership

“We are working consistently towards greater sustainability along the entire value chain,” says Peter Kössler, Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at Audi AG. “By 2030, we want all our production sites to be climate neutral. The use of renewable energies is an important lever for this.”

Eon Board Member Karsten Wildberger adds: “Intelligent energy management is indispensable for companies that want to achieve their sustainability goals. We help customers like Audi to combine climate protection with their business activity– and thus create value for their customers and our society.” (HCN)

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February 26, 2019
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