Durst powers up solar plant in South Tyrol

New solar installation significantly advances the company's sustainability goals

Durst Group, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, announced the installation of a state-of-the-art solar panel plant at its headquarters in Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy. This initiative is part of the company's ongoing sustainability efforts and commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

The new solar panel plant, one of the biggest in South Tyrol, has a capacity of 1,569 KWp / 1.57 MWp and is expected to generate over 1,700,000 KWh / 1,700 MWh of energy annually. This corresponds approximately to the electricity demand of 550 single-family households and more than 50 percent of the energy demand of Durst Brixen. The installation consists of 3,410 modules, two separate plants and 14 inverters.

'Following our installation of a solar panel plant at our production site in Lienz/Austria in 2022, we are thrilled to have installed now one of the biggest solar panel plants in South Tyrol at our headquarters in Brixen,' said Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group. 'Our commitment to sustainability is a core value at Durst and this new installation is a testament to that commitment. We are proud to take this important step towards reducing our carbon footprint and making a positive impact on the environment.'

The plant will produce 70 percent of the generated energy for direct self-consumption while the remaining 30 percent will be available for feed-in or future storage. The technology used includes power optimizers by Solaredge that maintain the performance of a series of modules even in the presence of partial shading or pollution.

The project, which was executed by Leitner Electro, took six months to complete including a winter weather break.

Stadtwerke Brixen provided friendly support for the project.