Durst Group Boosts Sustainability Efforts With Solar Panel Plant

Durst Group Boosts Sustainability Efforts With Solar Panel Plant
Christoph Gamper, Durst Group with Stefan Brugger, Team Leader, Plant Maintenance.

Durst Group’s new solar panel plant, one of the biggest in South Tyrol, Italy, has a capacity of 1569 kilowatt peak (kWp)/1.57 megawatt peak (MWp) and is expected to generate over 1,700,000 kWh/1700 megawatt hour (MWh) of energy annually.

This initiative is part of the company’s ongoing sustainability efforts and commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. This corresponds approximately to the electricity demand of 550 single-family households and more than 50% of the energy demand of Durst Brixen. The installation consists of 3410 modules, two separate plants, and 14 inverters.

‘Following our installation of a solar panel plant at our production site in Lienz/Austria in 2022, we are thrilled to have installed now one of the biggest solar panel plants in South Tyrol at our headquarters in Brixen,’ said Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group. ‘Our commitment to sustainability is a core value at Durst, and this new installation is a testament to that commitment. We are proud to take this important step towards reducing our carbon footprint and making a positive impact on the environment.’

The plant will produce 70% of the generated energy for direct self-consumption, while the remaining 30% will be available for feed-in or future storage solution. The technology used includes power optimisers by Solaredge that maintain the performance of a series of modules even in the presence of partial shading or pollution.

The project, which was executed by Leitner Electro, took six months to complete, including a winter/bad weather break. Stadtwerke Brixen provided friendly support for the project.

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