Austrian Borealis builds 4.7-MWp photo voltaic array to energy chemical substances operations

November 24 (Renewables Now) – Austrian specialty chemical substances maker Borealis AG is organising a 4.7-MWp photo voltaic photovoltaic (PV) system to energy its manufacturing website in a city close to the capital Vienna.

The development of the brand new plant started in Might 2022 on an industrial plot on the Borealis manufacturing website in Schwechat, the corporate mentioned on Tuesday. The brand new array with a floor space of round 75,000 sq. metres (89,699 sq yd) will probably be accomplished by the top of this yr and go surfing quickly thereafter.

It’s anticipated to supply round 5.6 GWh yearly which is roughly equal to the power consumed by 1,400 Austrian households. The brand new photo voltaic park will energy the Borealis manufacturing operations on the website, slicing its annual carbon dioxide emissions by practically 1,200 tonnes.

The Vienna-based chemical substances maker is partnering with power firm Verbund AG (VIE:VER) on the undertaking.

That is the second joint photo voltaic undertaking of the 2 corporations. Within the spring, a 1-MWp photovoltaic array was put in on the roof of the Borealis manufacturing website in Linz to cut back its carbon footprint.

“With a present complete of three photo voltaic PV tasks and a number of wind energy buy agreements throughout Europe, Borealis is making actual progress in direction of realising our objective of sourcing 100% of electrical energy utilized in our personal manufacturing operations from renewable power sources by 2030,” mentioned Borealis chief govt Thomas Gangl.

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