Many climate protection hopes are built on photovoltaics—turning the power of the sun into electricity. This requires both the right know-how for generating solar power as well as sustainable components and tools. We provide both.

voestalpine Automotive Components Schwaebisch Gmuend opened its new photovoltaic roof system on 3 November 2022. This means that in the future a part of the electrical energy requirement will be produced with solar power from the company's own roofs. The substructure of the system is produced by the company itself and is called "iFIX".

At voestalpine Krems, solar panels grow on and around the buildings. In the future, a remarkable photovoltaic system generating 8.5 MWp will cover a significant part of the electricity power consumed at the site, giving a boost to the division’s CO₂untdown to zero program. A large part of the plant with 8 MWp has now been installed.

In sunny Brazil, the photovoltaic industry is increasingly gaining traction and aiming high. voestalpine Meincol plays a leading role in the domestic PV market, supplying an incredible 50% of the tubes and sections for the gigawatts of solar power being generated.

Heightening awareness and taking action: voestalpine Krems Finaltechnik has obtained energy management certification. The trajectory to carbon neutrality extends from strategic planning to personal behavior.

On its way to climate neutrality in 2035, voestalpine Automotive Components Bunschoten has reached another milestone. In a remarkable joint effort, the Dutch voestalpine company was able to achieve certification of its carbon footprint.

With solar panels installed over an area the size of eight soccer fields, voestalpine Automotive Components Bunschoten in the Netherlands generates millions of kilowatt hours of solar power. This covers a significant portion of the company’s electricity requirements, serving to actively reduce their CO2 emissions.

The task of minimizing the Metal Forming Division’s CO2 footprint is proceeding. The Environmental Product Declaration for phs products is yet another important step. 

iFIX, the photovoltaic system produced by voestalpine Automotive Components Schwäbisch Gmünd, now has a directional aspect. Now no longer only facing South, it follows the sun on its path from East to West, allowing it to generate more green electricity.