Photovoltaic system on KMA roof provides 100% climate neutral electricity
The environmental technology of KMA plays an important role in the protection of the environment and employees worldwide. However, KMA goes even one step further: “As an environmental technology company, we are consistently working to increase sustainabilitythrough the entire value chain,” says Rolf Kurtsiefer, Managing Director of KMA. As the latest measure, KMA is installing a photovoltaic system on the roofs of three production halls. Installation will be completed shortly, so the system will generate renewable energy before the summer months are over.
Solar power reduces CO2 emissions by 387 tons annually
The solar plant’s total capacity is 720 kWp Thus, KMA produces 720,000 kWh of solar power annually. This represents the annual electricity needs of over 500 people. If the produced electricity surpasses the need, the surplus flows into the public grid. Thanks to green electricity from regenerative sources, approx. 387 tonnes less carbon dioxide is emitted into the air. For KMA, installing the photovoltaic system is a big step towards sustainability. From the moment of installation, KMA’s power consumption is 100% climate neutral.
Initial efforts are already underway for the next sustainable project: new vehicles will be purchased wherever possible, as hybrid or electric vehicles. The first cars are already part of the vehicle fleet.