Sustainability: a conscious choice by Altrex
Solar panels on the roof of our factory - total space equals two football fields
If things can be done smarter, then that’s the way we do
it. This applies to our products and certainly to the way
we work at Altrex. Besides doing it smart, we also do it
sustainably. Just like the more than 2,300 solar panels on
That is quite something; 2,304 solar panels to be precise.
They take up a surface of more than 8,000 m2 on the roof
or our factory in Zwolle. In collaboration with the Belgian
firm, WDP, a supplier of solar panels, this project spells a
great step in realizing our sustainable objectives.
A CONSCIOUS CHOICE
“Everyone leaves a CO2 footprint – as individuals and as
With these panels, we generate our own renewable energy companies,” says Gerko Arends, operations manager. “At
and that has many benefits. Obviously, in first instance, it is Altrex, we try to keep the emissions during our processes as
for the benefit of the environment and our direct low as possible. The solar panels on the roof of our factory
surroundings. Moreover, this contributes to the climate certainly contribute to that. And the excess energy that we
objective of the Energy Agreement. This too is something generate we feed back into the regional energy grid.”
that we in Altrex consider important.
ENERGY IN NUMBERS
So many solar panels means a considerable contribution.
What about the numbers? Each of the 2,304 solar panels
has a capacity of 265 watt-peak. That amounts to a net total
of around 550 MWh of electricity per year. Annually, we use
around 1,350 kWh per person. Therefore, the energy that Aside for thinking about safety, Altrex also opts for
we generate with our installation is equal to the annual sustainability. Therefore, working with Altrex always means
consumption by more than 400 people or nearly 200
that you’ve made a conscious choice. ■