Rhenus Switzerland puts solar roof into operation in Schaffhausen


Schaffhausen/Basel – Logistics service provider Rhenus Switzerland has installed 2511 photovoltaic modules on the roof of its renovated company building in Schaffhausen. They are expected to produce roughly as much solar power as 220 households consume in a year.

Rhenus Switzerland puts a total of 2511 photovoltaic modules into operation on the roof of the logistics building in Schaffhausen, which has been fitted with a special film. This plant is expected to generate around 1,100,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. According to a press release, this is roughly equivalent to the consumption of 220 households.

The building was renovated in just under four months. The solar power generated on 6700 square meters is fed directly into the Rhenus grid. Rhenus intends to operate three buildings with office, warehouse and rental space. The supply of the logistics areas with a total of 23 loading ramps and over 15,000 pallet spaces as well as block storage and picking areas is thus guaranteed.

“When it comes to sustainable logistics, we at the Rhenus Group prefer to be two steps ahead,” says Andreas Stöckli, CEO of Rhenus Alpina. “With the latest addition to our photovoltaic system in Schaffhausen and at our logistics centers in Basel and Spreitenbach, we are laying the foundations for more efficient and climate-friendly goods handling. We need innovative solutions that not only benefit the environment and society, but also our customers.”

The German Rhenus Group is one of the world’s leading logistics service providers with 39,000 employees at 1120 locations and an annual turnover of 8.6 billion euros. The company has 15 locations in Switzerland. ce/mm