With the commissioning of the new solar park, the Franz Morat Group is taking an important step towards sustainability. The ground-mounted PV system at the Eisenbach headquarters is not only a milestone for the company, but also an enrichment for the community of Eisenbach and the region.
With the opening of the solar park, the Franz Mort Group is demonstrating that green energy is an important part of sustainable business. The photovoltaic system, which was installed at the headquarters in Eisenbach in the south of the company premises, enables the Group to produce around 10% of the electricity consumed at its headquarters itself. The solar park, which was built on a former parking lot of the Franz Morat Group, covers a total area of around 9,000 m². With 1,538 PV modules, it has an installed capacity of 1,000 kWp.
Two and a half years passed between the initial rough planning in April 2021 and the inauguration in November 2023, during which the application for a preliminary building permit, the presentation to the Eisenbach municipal council, the granting of the preliminary building permit in March 2022 and the granting of the building permit in June 2023 were important milestones. In total, just 21 calendar weeks passed between the building permit and the opening of the photovoltaic park. In addition to the usual regulatory criteria, particular attention was paid to the statics of the system in order to meet the special weather conditions of the site, which is located 1,000 meters above sea level. With an additional 700 kilos of load-bearing capacity per square meter, the altitude and a total area of around 9,000 m², the solar park is unique in the region.
For the Franz Morat Group, the solar park is an important step towards the future in many aspects. On the one hand, sustainability is firmly anchored in the corporate strategy of the internationally active group of companies. At the same time, the plant provides a degree of independence from energy companies. The region also benefits from solar energy “Made in Eisenbach”, as surplus electricity is fed into the local grid, especially at weekends. In addition, the solar park shows that sustainable, regional and responsible management is especially one thing: feasible.