Environmental protection is a top priority at the Müller-Guttenbrunn Group every day. Especially as a pioneer in recycling, the Amstetten-based family-owned company always tries to play a pioneering role when it comes to nature, climate and environmental protection. For this reason, the company has recently embarked on a new, particularly important project: the largest photovoltaic system in the Amstetten district.
This system is being built on the roof of the MGG Polymers plant in Kematen, where this existing space can be used sensibly for this purpose. With 2,544 Photovoltaic (PV) modules, the plant is to achieve an output of 788 kWp (kilo watt peak). Thus, the new plant will not only be the largest in the Amstetten region, but one of the largest in Lower Austria. "At MGG Polymers, we are already obtaining electricity from sustainable sources for our sustainably produced polymers from WEEE," explains MGG Polymers Technical Managing Director Günther Höggerl. "Isn't it obvious to produce at least a good part of it ourselves for recycling these plastics? What could be more obvious than using the power of the sun?"
However, the photovoltaic system at the MGG Polymers plant is only the beginning in the Müller-Guttenbrunn Group, as PV systems will also soon be installed at the MGG Metrec (Amstetten) and MGG Metran (Kematen) plants. The construction of all three PV plants is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.