Cham ZG/Winterthur – AMAG has commissioned the next photovoltaic system on the roof of its ŠKODA plant in Winterthur. This covers the branch’s own consumption.
The AMAG Group has installed a 453 square meter photovoltaic system on the roof of AMAG Winterthur. According to a media release, the 146 solar panels will produce around 86,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year, most of which will cover the company’s own needs. What goes beyond that will be fed into the grid.
Now all three buildings of the ŠKODA plant in Winterthur are equipped with photovoltaics, its managing director Martin Zgraggen is quoted as saying: “We are pleased to be able to play our part in AMAG’s sustainability and climate strategy.”
In recent months, AMAG had commissioned further solar plants in Basel, Wettswil ZH, Lupfig AG and Chur, among others. As part of its sustainability and climate strategy, the company has committed to becoming climate neutral by 2025. By then, a total of around 75,000 square meters are to be fitted with solar modules. In this way, the automotive company aims to produce around 20 percent of its current electricity consumption itself.
According to the information provided, the AMAG Group is pursuing the goal of becoming the leading provider of sustainable individual mobility. The acquisition of the solar company Helion, which specializes in photovoltaics, heat pumps and e-mobility, should also be seen against this background. mm