AMAG Porsche Center gets solar power


Winterthur/Cham ZG – The AMAG Group has commissioned another solar plant on the roof of its Porsche Center in Winterthur. In the future, around 86 megawatt hours of solar power will be used here annually in the company’s own operations. The Group aims to be climate-neutral by 2025.

On May 5, the AMAG Group commissioned a photovoltaic (PVA) system with an output of 87 kilowatts peak on the roof of the Porsche Center in Winterthur. The new plant is part of a major offensive in which the Group has already installed a whole series of solar plants on the roofs of AMAG plants. By 2025, around 75,000 square meters of surface area are to be equipped with solar panels, the automotive trade group headquartered in Cham informs in a statement. This would be enough to meet over 20 percent of the Group’s electricity needs. AMAG also aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2025 at the latest.

The new plant on the roof of the Porsche Center will contribute around 86 megawatt hours of solar power annually to this goal. “For us, it is a great pleasure that we now not only stand for Porsche’s great products in the Winterthur region, but also for sustainability and climate protection in line with the AMAG Group’s strategy,” Marcel Renz, Managing Director of AMAG First AG’s Porsche Center Winterthur, is quoted as saying in the statement. “Thanks to PVA, we will be able to provide for our own electricity needs to a certain extent.”

According to the press release, the AMAG Group is pursuing the goal of becoming the leading provider of sustainable individual mobility. The acquisition last year of the solar company Helion, which specializes in photovoltaics, heat pumps and e-mobility, should also be seen against this background. ce/hs