Around 90 per cent of system’s power are consumed directly on location
Greven, 16 September 2020. Gracing around 8,000 square metres of the rooftop is a PV system which the logistics company Fiege has installed at its logistics centre in Greven-Reckenfeld. The system will produce over 650,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually – about as much as around 160 average households of 4 consume each year. The power thus produced covers roughly one third of the MegaCenter’s own energy requirements in Greven-Reckenfeld.
“One of the most important goals for us is to hand over the company to the next generation to sustainable standards. To carry out a project like this at our head office – in keeping with climate protection objectives – means a lot to us”, Jens Fiege, CEO of the Fiege Group says.
The system on top of the roof on Carl-Benz-Strasse has a production capacity of 749-kilowatt peak (kWp), making it one of the three largest PV rooftop systems in Greven. Fiege will use roughly 90 per cent of the energy at the location itself. The remainder – which includes power produced over the weekend as well as power which cannot be consumed directly – will feed into the public power grid. “In total, we have installed around 2,700 photovoltaic modules with an east-west elevation. The PV system is thus optimally exposed at the location for our own consumption requirements”, as the head of the project, Mareike Vogt from Central Energy Management at Fiege explains. By generating power with the help of the PC system, around 260 tonnes of CO2 can be avoided annually compared to average CO2 emissions.
Fiege intends to further push the construction of more PV systems to expand its self-supply with power. Projects currently in the pipeline include systems in North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg. Beyond this, Fiege assists outside parties with the planning and development of their own systems. Additionally, Fiege has been buying in CO2-neutral energy Germany-wide since January 2020. Several thousand tonnes in CO2 emissions are saved in this way every year.