Largest rooftop photovoltaic system in Austria

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Amag, supplier of high-quality aluminium cast and flat rolled products, plans to install Austria's largest rooftop photovoltaic system at its Ranshofen site.

In April 21, 2021, work began on the construction of Austria’s largest rooftop photovoltaic system on the roofs of the new Amag rolling mill in Ranshofen. The power system covers an area of around 55,000 m² (roughly eight soccer fields) and will generate around 6.7 GWh of electricity per year.

Rooftop photovoltaic system as large as eight soccer fields

This corresponds to the electricity consumption of around 1,700 households and will be used exclusively for Amag’s own needs. The plant is being built in cooperation with CCE (Clean Capital Energy), a company based in Garsten, Upper Austria.

Focus on sustainable production

Amag has a clear strategic focus on innovative products and sustainable production methods. This integrated approach to sustainability is confirmed by external certifications such as that of the ASI (Aluminum Stewardship Initiative) performance standard. In this context, recycling, the circular economy, and energy efficiency all play an essential role at the Ranshofen site. Following the successful implementation of a heat recovery system for heating the buildings on the site about four years ago, the photovoltaic system will now enable the company to extensively exploit the possibilities for generating its own electricity in the future.

“We are delighted to be taking another step forward in the consistent implementation of our sustainability program and the reduction of specific CO2 emissions by installing this large-scale PV system on our rooftops. At the same time, this major project represents an important contribution to climate neutrality in the field of power generation,” says Gerald Mayer, CEO of Amag Austria Metall AG.

Austria is on the way to climate-neutral power generation

With this project, Amag is making a significant contribution to Austria’s goal of achieving fully climate-neutral electricity generation by 2030. The use of existing production buildings for the generation of electricity also means that there is no need to build any new structures, thus avoiding the need for additional land take and soil sealing.

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