In a significant move towards sustainable logistics, Rhenus Switzerland has installed a large photovoltaic system on the roof of its logistics building in Schaffhausen. The system, comprising 2,511 photovoltaic modules, is expected to generate around 1,100,000 kWh of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of approximately 220 Swiss households.
The installation of the photovoltaic system was completed in a mere four months and covers an area of approximately 6,700 square meters. The generated electricity will be directly integrated into Rhenus's network and will power three buildings on the Rhenus site, including offices, warehousing, and rented spaces. This will substantially reduce the energy consumption of the logistics facility, which encompasses 23 loading bays, over 15,000 pallet spaces, block storage areas, and stock-picking areas.
Andreas Stöckli, CEO of Rhenus Alpina AG, expressed his delight with the development: "At Rhenus Group, we strive to be not just one but two steps ahead when it comes to sustainable logistics. With the recent expansion of our photovoltaic system in Schaffhausen and with our logistics centers at Basel and Spreitenbach, we are laying the groundwork for more efficient and climate-friendly transshipment services. Innovative solutions like this are essential for benefitting the environment and society, as well as our customers."
The installation of the photovoltaic system represents a positive step towards reducing Rhenus Switzerland's environmental footprint and enhancing its sustainability performance.Return to Articles