Audi and E.ON build Europe’s largest rooftop PV system
Audi has worked with E.ON to build a solar park on the roofs of two logistics centres at its Hungarian site in Győr on an area of around 160,000 square meters.
Work started on the project back in August 2019, and it is now the largest rooftop photovoltaic system in Europe, with a peak output of 12 megawatts.
E.ON Board Member Karsten Wildberger said: “This project represents in many ways what’s needed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. To do so, we need to rebuild the energy systems in urban areas and in the industry toward CO2-neutral systems. I consider the project with our partner Audi to be an important step in our endeavor to create the sustainable energy world of tomorrow and hope that it will be followed by further projects of this kind.”
“Our goal is clear: By 2025, all Audi sites should be CO2-neutral financially,” said Peter Kössler, Member of the Board of Management for Audi Production. “By converting our factories to renewable energies, we are making an important contribution to climate protection.”
In a joint project with E.ON Hungaria, Audi provided the roof area of its two logistics centers, each around 80,000 square meters in size, for the construction of the solar energy park.
E.ON installed the 35,000 solar modules and is now operating the system.
The solar park will supply over 9.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy annually. This is enough to supply around 4,000 households with electricity each year and reduce CO2 emissions by around 6,000 tons.