*Carl Cook reports
Last time we described how our MyReserve, the fully modular battery, was designed with care for the environment in mind. Now let’s look at some of our other products.
Our glass-glass PV “generational modules” are so-called due to their longevity.
Glass is both more durable and more recyclable than plastic foil, so it takes only two years for glass-glass panels to ‘repay’, producing the energy required to make them. Our robust double-glass construction is very weather-resistant.
The panels are guaranteed for 30 years instead of the usual 20, for glass-foil panels – a 50% higher return and much more environment-friendly.
Our lamination process uses only full chambers, reducing energy waste. By commissioning new ‘stringer’ machines, our ultra-modern production facilities increased panel throughput. Together, these measures have cut energy consumption per panel by 46%.
Produced in Germany, EnergyManager is a compact device with few individual components, hosted on a server that’s 100%-powered by green electricity. This dynamic portal increases end-customer awareness of consumption and boosts overall home energy efficiency, way beyond monitoring of the PV installation.
From product design through ultra-efficient manufacturing methods to built-in longevity, we put concern for the environment at the heart of everything we do.
MyReserve and EnergyManager come in cardboard boxes made from 85-90% recycled materials, while PV module packing materials are minimized to plastic stacking corners and wooden pallets. We reduce waste by reusing our own packaging.
SOLARWATT has made energy and heat savings at our Dresden headquarters by 10% compared to 2016 and reduced CO2 emissions by 11% in that time. We use process waste heat from a neighbouring company, and use heat exchangers and air compressors for ambient heating. Our employees benefit from electric vehicle charging stations in parking areas.
More than half the waste generated is recycled, helping cut waste volume by 20%. Our recycling rate of 52% is an increase of 18% as compared to previous year.
When you work with or choose SOLARWATT, you’re dealing with a company that cares.
* Carl Cook is Sales Manager, SOLARWATT UK – Midlands, Wales and West.