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Lenzing amps up industrial use of solar energy
Lenzing amps up industrial use of solar energy

Lenzing amps up industrial use of solar energy

Plans Upper Austria’s largest ground-mounted photovoltaic plant

Lenzing, Austria – The Lenzing Group will break ground this summer on a nearly 600,000-sq.-ft. site that will house Upper Austria’s largest ground-mounted photovoltaic plant.

With approximately 16,000 modules, the plant will generate nearly 5,500-megawatt hours per year. This corresponds to the average annual electricity demand of more than 1,700 households and is unique in Upper Austria on this scale. The plant is expected to activate in the second half of 2021.

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The project marks another milestone for Lenzing on its way to becoming a CO2-neutral manufacturing site. Lenzing’s global energy concept aims to provide electricity from 100% renewable sources in order to reduce CO2 intensity by 50% in 2030 and to become globally climate neutral in 2050.

“The great challenges of our time need answers. As a leading company in innovation and sustainability, we are proactively contributing to the achievement of climate targets and setting new standards for our industry,” said Stefan Doboczky, CEO of the Lenzing Group. “In addition to ongoing major investments in CO2 neutral sites such as Thailand and Brazil, innovative projects at existing sites are bringing us one step closer to climate neutrality.”

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