Photovoltaics – harnessing the power of the sun.
Since SALESIANER’s first PV systems were put into service in 2014, the amount of electricity produced by the company across Austria has since increased to nearly 4 million kWh per year. SALESIANER currently has a total of around 20,000 solar panels in operation, producing an amount of energy equivalent to the annual needs of approximately 3,000 single-person dwellings. The same number of people working at SALESIANER.The acronym typically used for such systems, kWp, stands for kilowatt peak. This indicates the peak power a PV system is capable of generating in kilowatts (kW).
By generating its own green electricity, we have been able to reduce our carbon footprint by around 672 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. This is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide stored by 32,000 Austrian spruce trees or, put another way, equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by 4,000 flights from Vienna to Paris.