Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is making a 40,000-square-meter area on the rooftop of its central spare parts warehouse in Sachsenheim (Baden-Wuerttemberg) to install and operate approximately 8,500 photovoltaic modules there.
When completed, the system will generate nearly two million kilowatt hours per year — the equivalent to the average energy consumption of approximately 500 four-person households.
The latest development is consistent with a European trend toward solar power generation, boosted by government incentives.
Goldbeck Solar GmbH, Hirschberg an der Bergstrasse, starting later will install in February the photovoltaic cells and operate the powerplant a few weeks later.
The electricity will be fed into the grid of the energy provider E&W Eichwald GmbH, Bietigheim-Bissingen.
“Progressive environmental protection and conservation of resources isn’t only a Porsche priority in production. Our central spare parts warehouse provides the ideal conditions for ecological energy generation,” says Wolfgang Leimgruber, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics of Porsche AG.
Porsche estimates that approximately 1,780 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be saved every year.
It claims the photovoltaic system in Sachsenheim will be one of the most modern and efficient in the Greater Stuttgart area.