Pasta maker turns to solar

German pasta manufacturing company Teigwaren Riesa GmbH has boosted its on-site power production capacity with the installation of a roof-top mounted 335 kWp solar photovoltaic system.

Comprising 1334 Q CELLS Q.PRO solar modules, the system (pictured) will provide around 300 MWh of electricity a year to operate the company’s pasta production and thus reduce operating costs.

The system is being constructed by ESO Anlagenbau GmbH for the site in Riesa in the east of Germany.

‘Thanks to our photovoltaic system, we anticipate that our energy costs will already be about 5% lower in the coming year. In times of climbing energy costs in Germany this figure is likely to increase further in the future,’ said Danilo Hunger, technical manager at Teigwaren Riesa GmbH.

Mario Schulte, key account manager at Hanwha Q CELLS, said the project ‘once more demonstrates that self-consumption of solar power makes sense for medium-sized businesses in Germany.’

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