Takes PV plant with 7,000 sqm into operation in Wiener Neudorf
On March 21, 2023, Fundermax commissioned a 7,000-square-foot photovoltaic system. The expansion of renewable energy production is part of the long-term sustainability strategy, the Fundermax Green Deal.
A total of 2,200 photovoltaic modules were installed on the roofs of three halls. With an output of 905 kWp (kilowatts at peak power), Fundermax can now produce around 1,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually. This corresponds to the average annual consumption of 250 four-person households. Fundermax’s carbon footprint is reduced by 140 tons of CO2 per year with the new photovoltaic system. This corresponds to the annual CO2 storage of more than 6,000 trees.
“The careful use of natural resources and responsible action are part of Fundermax’s self-image,” says Gernot Schöbitz, managing director and company spokesman for Fundermax. “A sustainable future concerns us all. We will therefore continue to work consistently on expanding our sustainability measures.”
At the production sites in St. Veit an der Glan in Carinthia and in Neudörfl in Burgenland, green electricity has already been produced for a long time with the company’s own biomass power plants. With a total investment of 950,000 euros in the construction of the photovoltaic system and the necessary preparatory work on the buildings, Fundermax’s third Austrian location will now also be partially supplied with its own climate-friendly electricity.
“We see our investments in climate protection as bringing benefits for all sides – for us, for the natural resources on which we depend, and for society. Not least because we feed surplus green electricity and climate-friendly district heating from production waste heat into the public grid,” says Gernot Schöbitz.
The project was launched in March 2022 and was completed as planned within one year despite difficult conditions such as supply bottlenecks.