Sustainable power for some 270 homes in Burgdorf
The solar installation (photovoltaics) on the roof of the Alloga building in Burgdorf has been in operation for a year. It generates almost 1,280 megawatt hours of green electricity per year. This equates to the electricity consumption of around 270 homes. This saved 240 tonnes of CO2 in the first 12 months.
Solarstadt Burgdorf AG brought the photovoltaic system on the roof of Alloga into operation on 7 December 2018. Covering some 8000 m2, the 4,700 modules, each weighing 18.3 kg, generate 1,280 megawatt hours (MWh) of sustainable electricity per year. The solar installation therefore makes a considerable contribution to sustainable energy production for the town of Burgdorf.
“The overall photovoltaic (PV) energy production of Solarstadt Burgdorf AG has been increased four-fold by the solar installation on the roof of Alloga”, according to Beat Ritler, Managing Director of Solarstadt Burgdorf AG.
240 tonnes of CO2 already saved
In the first year of operation, 240 tonnes of CO2 emissions were avoided by using this photovoltaic system. This is equivalent to the amount of CO2 that would be emitted by a car over a journey of some 1.6 million km. To remove the same amount of CO2 from the atmosphere over ten years, 20,000 trees would have to be planted. The energy generated annually by the PV system is equivalent to some 123,000 litres of heating oil, 112,000 m3 of gas or 157 tonnes of coal.
So it is no wonder that Ulrich Walt, Head Alloga, is pleased: “Through this solar installation, Alloga is making an important contribution to sustainable energy production.”