Transport company Gebruder Weiss has introduced a novel approach to achieving sustainability targets - leasing the roofs of its transshipment and logistics warehouses to a solar energy company.
A total of 13 photovoltaic power stations are in place atop buildings in the Austrian firm’s Vienna branch, generating around 2.4million kilowatt hours of electricity every year; equivalent to the average annual consumption of around 1,300 three-person households in Austria.
“Sustainability is one of the core values at Gebrüder Weiss. This is why the decision to lease the flat roofs for this purpose was made not only on economic grounds, but also on environmental ones,” explained ,” explains branch manager Karl Meiringer.
“Their size makes them ideal for photovoltaic systems. The 13 photovoltaic power stations represent an energy source that converts part of the solar radiation into electrical energy by means of solar cells, thereby enabling the company to make a substantial contribution to environmental protection efforts.”
Gebruder Weiss has locations across the globe, including the UAE.