Durst has installed a solar panel plant at its headquarters in Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy.

The initiative is part of the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The solar panel plant has a capacity of 1,569KWp and is expected to generate over 1.7 million KWh of energy annually. This corresponds to approximately more than half of the energy demand of Durst’s Brixen headquarters. The installation consists of 3410 modules, two separate plants and 14 inverters.

The plant will produce 70% of the generated energy for direct self-consumption, while the remaining 30% will be available for feed-in or future storage. The technology used includes power optimisers by Solaredge, and the company claims that these ‘maintain the performance of a series of modules even in the presence of partial shading or pollution.’

‘Following our installation of a solar panel plant at our production site in Lienz/Austria in 2022, we are thrilled to have installed now one of the biggest solar panel plants in South Tyrol at our headquarters in Brixen,’ commented Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group. ‘Our commitment to sustainability is a core value at Durst, and this new installation is a testament to that commitment. We are proud to take this important step towards reducing our carbon footprint and making a positive impact on the environment.’