Dachser equips its logistics centres with photovoltaic systems

2021/11/01 at 5:41 PM

German family-owned logistics company Dachser is planning to power its distribution centres only from renewable sources. Solar energy is the most efficient way in achieving this goal. To this end, the logistics provider is equipping its warehouses with photovoltaic systems to quadruple by 2025 the volume of energy generated with their help.

To meet the requirements of the European Green Deal and other environmental initiatives, Dachser is implementing its climate protection strategy that includes the switch to renewable sources of energy. Solar energy is one of its pillars. “Dachser will significantly step up its in-house generation of renewable energy and, as a first step, is installing and expanding photovoltaic systems on the roofs of its European logistics facilities and office buildings,” the company stated. As a result of this policy, the capacity of solar panels installed on the roofs of Dachser’s distribution centres and offices will increase up to more than 20,000 kilowatts peak (the current capacity is four times lower).

More green electricity

Another pillar of Dachser’s environmental strategy is the purchase of electricity generated from renewable resources starting from 1 January 2022. For the company that runs 387 own locations in 42 countries, this means that the share of green power used in its facilities will increase from around 60 to 100 per cent. Currently, the logistics provider has already achieved this goal in Germany and the Netherlands by switching its terminal to green power beforehand.

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