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There is something new under the sun: Europe’s largest rooftop solar park has been handed over in Győr

2020. 10. 07.

• Joint project of Audi Hungaria and E.ON Hungária Group
• More than 36,000 solar panels on a roof surface of 160,000 square metres
• Alfons Dintner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria: „This project is a symbol of our commitment to sustainability”
• Attila Kiss, CEO of E.ON Hungária Group: “The investment is a milestone for the new energy world”

Győr, October 7, 2020 – Solar energy from the highest level: in the joint project of Audi Hungaria and E.ON Hungária Group, Europe’s largest rooftop solar park has been established on a roof surface of 160,000 square metres of Audi Hungaria’s two logistics centres. The 12-megawatt high-performance solar panel park has been symbolically installed today by Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Kössler, member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics of Audi AG, , Dr. Karsten Wildberger, CEO of E.ON SE, Alfons Dintner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria, Attila Kiss, CEO of E.ON Hungária Group and Prof. Dr. András Csaba Dézsi, Mayor of Győr.

 

Europe’s largest rooftop solar panel park was built in Győr. The world-class, on the continent unique investment was carried out in the cooperation of AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. and E.ON Hungária Group.

 

The 12-megawatt high-performance solar panel park has been established on the roof surface of 160,000 square metres of Audi Hungaria’s logistics centre. The power plant, which consists of more than 36,000 solar panels, generates more than 9.5 GWh energy per year. This amount of energy corresponds to the annual energy requiremennts of 3,800 households. Thanks to green electricity produced from renewable resources, about 4,900 tons less CO2 is released into the air.

  • < >Sustainability is a strategic goal for Audi Hungaria,. We put great emphasis on making our products more environmentally friendly and on continually reducing the ecological footprint of our activities. I am proud to announce that Audi Hungaria has reached its “MissionZero” objective, and its the second operation is carbon-neutral production site of Audi AG, to which the now installed solar panel park has made a substantial contribution. In the future we will continue to work on protect our environment for future generations with our environmental friendly solutions”, said Alfons Dintner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria.   

 

„This investment is another important chapter in the 25-year cooperation between E.ON and Audi. We are proud to have jointly created the largest  rooftop solar panel park in Europe. We believe that it has not only an economic value, but it also sends a significant message that Audi Hungaria and E.ON Hungária Group, two main actors in the Hungarian economy are ready to do something for the sustainable Hungary. We hope that our cooperation inspire others, to achieve more together, and in partnership. We realized an investment of which not only we, but the whole country can be proud of”, said Attila Kiss the of E.ON Hungária Group.

 

For Audi Hungaria, sustainability is a basic principle. In this spirit, it has has made significant progress in reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions, water consumption and quantity of waste to be dumped. 75 percent of the company's energy supply is already covered by renewable geothermal energy, and more than 99 percent of the company's waste is recycled.

 

The E.ON Hungária Group invested around 55,000 working hours into construction of the solar power plant and will be responsible for its operation for the next 25 years. In line with Hungary’s climate and energy strategy, the energy company is committed to the broad deployment of sustainable and economical solar energy. The whole international E.ON Group aims to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by half by 2030, and to operate completely carbon neutral by 2050.

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