Let the sun shine – Manufacturing utilizing home-made solar power

For many years the costs for electricity follow just one direction: upwards. Now we have decided to imitate the costs for electricity and went upstairs as well – on top of the roofs of our offices and production halls that we share with Kurt Prinzing GmbH & Co. KG, one of our closest partners.

On the vast roofage we discovered – besides the Swabian flora and fauna – a lot of space for solar panels.

Since our very first day the manufacturing process of our solar charging station Point.One uses just green power that we purchased from an energy provider. But know, together with Kurt Prinzing GmbH & Co. KG, we rely on home-made green energy. Therefore we have installed a large solar energy plant that provides our companies with up to 450 kWp. Along with cost savings, which are just a matter of time due to the permanently increasing price for electricity, our decision is also a clear message and a visible statement for sustainability.

The offices of EIGHT and Prinzing

The offices in Süßen

This gets very comprehensible when keeping in mind that the average production of just 1 kWh causes 600 grams of the climate killer carbon dioxide. Hence the impact of a 450 kWp solar energy plant and its benefits for the environment are remarkable.

The production halls of EIGHT and Prinzing

The production halls of EIGHT and Prinzing

We hope our decision will encourage other business and households to have a close look at their CO2-balance and then to think about energy efficiency and sustainability. By the operations of Point.One that can be summarized as “emissions-free emobility” but also by the sustainable manufacturing process and the consistent utilization of recyclable materials we want to be an example and raise the standards. Now then: Don´t waste any time, check your CO2-balance (http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx) and start scaling down your carbon footprint

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  1. Sass Peress says:

    Thats very forward thinking. Have you also considered the carbon footprint in your shipping process? What is the carbon effect of using oil-powered tankers vs local manufacturing for distant customers?

    • EIGHT says: (Author)

      That is a fair point. As we aim to make Point.One a global product we are confident to find partners abroad who are able to deliver the quality of work that our customers and prospects require.

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