Press release: Deutsche Asphalt switches to solar power with ENVIRIA
Deutsche Asphalt, a STRABAG AG company, will work with solar startup ENVIRIA to install a photovoltaic system on the 2,000-square-meter roof of its asphalt mixing plant in Büttelborn. The plant is expected to produce more than 310,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, covering more than 20 percent of consumption at the site. Work is already in progress at full speed. The connection to the grid and the commissioning are planned for autumn this year.
"Especially for energy-intensive companies, solar plants make a big difference. We are proud to be able to accompany Deutsche Asphalt on its path to climate neutrality," says Melchior Schulze Brock, CEO of ENVIRIA. "With the new solar plant, we will cover almost a quarter of our electricity consumption in Büttelborn. This will reduce our costs and at the same benefit the environment," explains Manuel Zientek, Project Lead for Renewable Energies at Deutsche Asphalt.
ENVIRIA is responsible for the planning and installation of the plant, with a total output of up to 318.57 kilowatts. Deutsche Asphalt will thus become less dependent on the electricity market and at the same time improve its ESG rating. The companies are also committed to working together in the future. The subsidiary of STRABAG AG plans to implement further plants with ENVIRIA.
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 Deutsche Asphalt
Deutsche Asphalt GmbH, a STRABAG AG company, operates more than 40 modern asphalt mixing plants throughout Germany and has become one of Germany's leading mixed material producers. The company, which is headquartered in Bad Hersfeld and employs around 250 people, is particularly characterized by regional proximity and guaranteed "just-in-time" deliveries. As a subsidiary of STRABAG AG, Deutsche Asphalt is responsible for the Group's entire asphalt production in Germany.