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AMAG to build Austria’s largest rooftop photovoltaic system

26.11.2020

AMAG is building the largest rooftop photovoltaic system in Austria across an area of 55,000 m² – roughly the size of eight soccer fields. The project represents an investment volume of several million euros. The PV system, which will be installed on the roofs of the new plant, will generate around 6 GWh of electricity per year. This is enough to cover the needs of roughly 1,700 households. In addition, the rooftop system will be supplemented by a free-standing photovoltaic system over an area of 2,600 m².


“As recycling specialists, you could say that sustainable use of limited resources is part of our DNA. That’s why we have a clear energy strategy which, in addition to increasing energy efficiency, also provides for the use of electricity from renewable sources. All the green electricity generated by the new system will be used by AMAG. The project fits seamlessly into our strategic energy management concept while also meeting the long-term goals for decarbonization and expanded use of renewable energies in Austria and the EU,” explains AMAG CEO Gerald Mayer.

 

The projected facilities (rooftop and free-standing systems) will have a total output of 6.9 MWpeak and generate 6.7 GWh of electricity per year. Construction work is set to begin this year, and completion is scheduled for the second half of 2021. The project will be managed and implemented by the Upper Austrian photovoltaic specialists Clean Capital Energy (CCE) from Garsten.

 

“By creating this new photovoltaic system, we are not only contributing to climate protection, but also providing an economic boost to Upper Austria in these challenging times,” says AMAG CEO Gerald Mayer.

Figure 1: Roof and open spaces on which the new photovoltaic systems will be installed, marked in blue
Figure 2: The new plant. The photovoltaic system will be installed on these roofs
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