Reichmann & Sohn GmbH has a newly built carport on the parking lot of the company premises. Photovoltaic systems integrated on its roof cover more than half of the company's annual energy consumption. An extension is already being planned.
CO2 savings with the help of photovoltaic modules
3 x 46 photovoltaic modules cover the carport roof of Reichmann & Sohn GmbH, which currently has 34 parking spaces. The 98 kWp system generates approx. 98,000 kWh per year and thus covers more than half of the company's own electricity requirements. This saves approx. 32 tons of CO2 per year. This corresponds to approx. 1109 planted trees within one year.
The surplus electricity generated on Sundays or holidays can be fed into the grid.
In addition, charging columns for electric vehicles have been integrated into the carport in order to supply business vehicles with electric drives with electricity directly via the photovoltaic system. In order to be able to offer employees even more covered parking spaces and possibly even to be able to generate all of the company's own electricity requirements in the future, an expansion of the carport is already planned.
Experience with sustainability
the new carport with photovoltaic system is already the second investment in sustainable energy supply and environmental protection, following the connection of the company building to the Weißenhorn district heating network in 2019.
As a family business, Reichmann attaches great importance to sustainable success in harmony with the environment. With in-house design, manufacturing and assembly, jobs are secured in the region and the transport of goods is reduced. A local network of suppliers and partners ensures short delivery routes. The low use of plastic in the machines, energy-efficient drives and the robust machine design conserve resources and enable many years of reliable use by customers.