World Energy Globe Award (Earth)
National Energy Globe Award Austria (overall winner)
National Energy Globe Award Austria (Earth)
Regional Energy Globe Award Oberösterreich (Austria) (overall winner)
Submitted by: Fronius International GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Fronius demonstrates a CO2-free transport logistic solution
With 650 employees and 37,000 m² area, the Fronius site in Sattledt (Upper Austria) serves as a model for future-oriented energy supply in a large industrial context: 90% of the required energy is provided by a 604 kWp photovoltaic plant and a 1.5 MW biomass regional heating plant. The most modern HVAC technology with subterranean water basins assures required comfort both summer and winter with utmost energy efficiency. Fronius’ HyLOG project also elevates plant-internal material transport to a new level by retrofitting the company’s vehicle fleet from battery to fuel cell operation. The dominant advantages are replacing the long battery charging times with a few minutes of hydrogen tanking and doubling the range of the vehicles. Hydrogen is produced on-site with photovoltaic current and electrolysis with no emissions.