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CEMEX Germany promote sustainable solar energy

Velten concrete plant

Latest investment sees photovoltaic panels installed at ready-mixed concrete plant in Velten

CEMEX Germany have installed photovoltaic panels at their ready-mixed concrete plant in Velten, north of Berlin. Commissioning of the installation took place at the end of October, with further similar investments set to be announced across the country, in line with the company’s climate goals and Future in Action strategy.

Nearly 65 sq m of photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 13kWh have been installed on the roof of the Velten plant. It is estimated that the panels will meet around 10% of the plant’s annual electricity requirement.

CEMEX Germany have been promoting sustainable solar energy for a long time and say this latest investment is yet another illustration of the company’s commitment to its Future in Action decarbonization strategy.

Other examples include CEMEX Germany’s gravel works in Hohenmin, north of Neubrandenburg, and Sophienhof, near Neustrelitz, both of which feature photovoltaic farms.

Also, since October 2022, CEMEX Kies & Splitt GmbH have been generating sustainable solar power using a 750kWh capacity floating photovoltaic system on their gravel lake in Immelborn, with additional floating systems planned for gravel works at Parey and Rogätz.

Moreover, the company has developed a model to assess the efficiency of photovoltaic installations, taking into account the location and technical conditions of individual plants.

‘CEMEX are actively addressing the climate challenge,’ said Ruediger Kuhn, vice-president of Materials Central Europe at CEMEX and chairman of the board of CEMEX Germany. ‘The key to realizing ambitious intentions is the search for more sustainable technologies, construction solutions, and the implementation of new, lower-emission products.

‘Photovoltaic technology is another investment by CEMEX in Germany in renewable energy sources and fits into CEMEX’s global Future in Action strategy, which aims, among other things, to offer customers worldwide exclusively CO2-neutral concrete from 2050.’

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