To achieve the German government’s goal of climate neutrality by 2045, everyone has to step up their efforts with regard to switching to renewable energies and step on the brakes when it comes to resource consumption. The planned reduction in emissions will require major investments, particularly in energy-intensive industries.
The US-based chemicals giant DuPont is aiming at making their traditional site in Neu-Isenburg climate-neutral as early as next year. The company has now put a huge photovoltaic system into operation on the roof of its production facility.
Almost 340 panels, mounted on aluminium rails at a slight angle, make up the 1,500-square-metre system. The output on cloudless days will be up to 1,000 kilowatt-hours a day. The self-produced green electricity from the roof is fed into DuPont’s internal grid and accounts for about one-third of the plant’s total consumption.
The global player DuPont is one of the world’s largest chemicals companies and employs around 300 people in Neu-Isenburg. The company produces flexible printing plates for the packaging industry.
DuPont wants to lead the way in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and become climate-neutral by 2023. In addition to the solar power produced on the roof, green electricity will be sourced externally, and the gas currently still used will also be replaced by green energy in the upcoming months.