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Porsche Adding 2MW Photovoltaic System at Sachsenheim
Porsche is adding 2MW megawatt rooftop solar photovoltaic system on its Sachsenheim central parts warehouse in Germany as part of efforts to support renewable energy.The company is allowing Goldbeck Solar to use 40,000 sq m to install and operate approximately 8,500 photovoltaic modules on the plant’s roof, giving it a nominal output of two megawatts.
The electricity will be fed into the grid of the energy provider E&W Eichwald GmbH, Bietigheim-Bissingen.
The installation of the modules will begin before the end of February, and the photovoltaic system will be connected to the grid a few weeks later. The system can generate nearly two million kilowatt hours per year, equivalent to the average energy consumption of approximately 500 four-person households. Porsche believes the new system can save 1,780 tons of CO2 every year.
The photovoltaic system in Sachsenheim is one of the most modern and efficient in the Greater Stuttgart area, Porsche said.
Last March, Porsche North America installed its first solar-power system in the U.S. at the Porsche Logistics LLC facility in Ontario, California.
The system uses 372 Sharp solar modules from Sharp to produce 135,000 kilowatt-hours a year of renewable electricity annually.
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