KRONOSPAN – Closer to the Environment
On December 23rd, 2013 Kronospan Italia has completed the commissioning of an 800 kWp solar plant on the roof of the production building, installing and connecting it to the grid, in just three months.
We decided to go solar because of the large rooftop space and thanks to the Italian climate which has plenty of sunlight.
With an area of 5.200 m² and 3.098 photovoltaic modules installed on fixed structures, this installation will produce 1 000 000 kWh per year. It will produce the equivalent energy to power 300 households, offsetting annually 550 tons of CO².
The high performance photovoltaic polycrystalline modules – we decided to go with the best and the highest rated European made products - will harness the sunlight to produce energy for our internal consumption.
The electricity produced will be enough to meet one third of the company’s electricity consumption.The panels will provide an additional benefit for plant workers too: they will help reduce temperatures inside the plant during the summer, improving efficiency and working conditions.
We are committed to continuously reducing energy consumption and CO² emissions by contributing to the development of clean renewable energy.
To be close to the environment is for us a way of life, with a beneficial impact on our production, our products and our people.