Press release: Aurelis business park switches to solar power with ENVIRIA
Aurelis Energie GmbH, a subsidiary of asset manager and project developer Aurelis, will work with solar startup ENVIRIA to implement a large-scale rooftop photovoltaic system at Aurelis business park in Duisburg. The nearly 1,700-square-meter facility is expected to save more than 158,000 kilograms of CO2 annually. Commissioning will take place in the fall of 2023.
"The solar plant will enable us to give access to low-cost green electricity to even more tenants in the business park. We are pleased to be able to contribute to Aurelis' comprehensive sustainability measures," says Melchior Schulze Brock, Founder and CEO of ENVIRIA. "The solar plant is an important step towards a sustainable power supply. With ENVIRIA, we have found a strong partner to achieve our ESG goals," explains Gurnek-Michael Singh Sihota, authorized signatory of Aurelis Energie.
ENVIRIA is responsible for the planning and installation of the plant. With a total capacity of more than 360 kilowatt-peak, it will be able to produce over 335,000 kilowatt-hours of sustainable electricity annually. The companies are already planning further joint projects.
ENVIRIA provides a radically simple way to shift to solar power and is one of the fastest growing companies in the European solar market. ENVIRIA’s scalable Energy-as-a-Service solutions enable companies to switch to renewable energy, without necessarily making any investments themselves. The start-up covers the entire solar value chain and takes on the planning, installation and operation of new photovoltaic systems and the integration of charging stations and energy storage for its customers. In this way, ENVIRIA boosts the participation of companies in the energy transition and supports the democratization of power generation.
To date, ENVIRIA has developed more than 200 commercial projects with an installed capacity of over 70 MW. In 2022 alone, more than 41,000 tons of CO2 emissions were saved. In 2022, ENVIRIA was included in the “SET100 list” of the world’s 100 best startups in the energy sector and was recognized with the Hessian Founder’s Award for “Social Impact” in 2021.
About Aurelis Energie
Aurelis Energie GmbH is a subsidiary of Aurelis Real Estate GmbH, a Germany-wide asset manager and project developer with a portfolio of around 150 corporate properties. In order to increase energy self-sufficiency and also to further decarbonize the energy supply in the portfolio, photovoltaic systems are being installed on selected roof areas. This process is being coordinated and implemented by Aurelis Energie GmbH. There are also benefits for Aurelis tenants, who can use the green electricity at low cost for their own rental areas.