Our photovoltaic system has been producing electricity since 2010. The principle is well-known and comparatively simple: Solar cells convert light energy (usually from sunlight) into electrical energy. This happens when light hits the silicon solar cells and the electrons they contain are excited.
With our solar system, we contribute to the protection of the environment. Instead of using nuclear or coal energy, we rely on self-produced, climate-friendly electricity. In 2010 and 2011, the plant was expanded in two stages (1st stage: 45 kWp – 2nd stage: 136 kWp) and now reliably produces energy for our company. So far, this is a total of 1,075,000 kWh and over 640 tons of avoided CO2! This is good for our environment and it reduces the ecological footprint of our H+K products – and thus also that of our customers.
You can see the current status of our power generation and the CO2 saved in the following image: