SAG - Solar Power Plant

Salzburger Aluminium Group relies 100% on green electricity in Schwarzach - 1200 m2 solar power plant at production site in Schwarzach/Pongau saves 20 tons of CO2 annually


Source: Salzburger Aluminium Group

The recent commissioning of a solar power plant on the roof of the Salzburger Aluminium Group's 
production halls at its Schwarzach/Pongau/Austria site is an important component of the company's 
sustainability strategy. The 1200 square meter solar plant can generate an average of up to 230,000 
KWh of electricity per year. Compared with electricity from non-sustainable sources, this can save 
more than 20 tons of CO2. This is the equivalent of 928 trees planted. In combination with energy 
from its own hydropower, SAG will thus use 100 percent green electricity for tank production in 
Schwarzach. As part of the Group-wide sustainability program, further investments in solar plants are 
planned, including for the headquarters in Lend. The company's own Achen water power plants have 
always covered a good part of the electricity requirements of the Austrian plants and at the same 
time supply households in the region with green electricity from hydropower.

As an internationally active company, the Salzburger Aluminium Group has set up the group-wide 
sustainability program across all countries. After all, environmental protection is a global issue. The 
measures for CO2 reduction extend into all areas of the company: from the successive increase in the 
recycling share of raw aluminum, to electricity generation from renewable energy sources, from 
short delivery routes to the economical use of all resources, from digitalization to the sustainable 
conversion of processes, from structural climate protection measures and to the promotion of 
sustainable mobility among employees. 

SAG CEO Karin Exner-Wöhrer commented: "With the commissioning of the solar plant in Schwarzach, 
we have taken an important step towards the group-wide expansion of energy generation from solar 
power. At other sites, we have already been using solar power for years. Overall, we are helping to 
protect the climate with our wide range of sustainability measures at all our sites. This is very 
important to us, because as a family business, you always think about the next generations as well." 
On the product side, SAG also makes a significant contribution to climate protection with numerous 
innovations that contribute to sustainable mobility - such as the development of the first cryo tank 
system for trucks powered by liquid hydrogen. For this, the company was awarded a special prize as 
"Leading Innovator" at the GreenTech Awards 2020/21. 

Source: Salzburger Aluminium Group