Aarau/Niederurnen GL – AEW Energie AG has installed a photovoltaic system on the roofs of Swisspearl Schweiz AG. The plant produces 1270 megawatt hours, which corresponds to the electricity requirements of 290 households.
AEW Energie AG has installed a photovoltaic (PV) system on two pitched roofs of Swisspearl Schweiz AG, formerly Eternit (Schweiz) AG, in Niederurnen. According to a press release, 3144 solar panels have been installed on an area of 6282 square meters. The plant is operated under a contracting model: Swisspearl Switzerland receives a preferential price for the electricity produced on site in return for providing the roof space. The contract runs for 30 years.
The plant in the production hall of Swisspearl, a supplier to the construction industry, produces 1270 megawatt hours, equivalent to the electricity requirements of 290 households. 85 percent of the electrical energy produced is consumed on site, the rest is fed into the grid. This installation at Swisspearl Schweiz AG expands the AEW portfolio to 81 plants with a total peak output of 25.7 megawatts.
“The PV system provides Swisspearl Schweiz AG with ecological, local and inexpensive electricity without having to worry about the photovoltaic system,” René Wüst, Project Manager at AEW Energie AG, is quoted as saying in the press release. “This allows them to concentrate on their core business. The new hall offers ideal conditions for construction, and thanks to the early involvement of all those involved and the constructive cooperation, the assembly went smoothly.” ce/ww