LEONHARD KURZ Leading with Green Electricity

LEONHARD KURZ, a leading thin-film technology company, is celebrating the official commissioning of its new photovoltaic system in Sulzbach-Rosenberg. This green energy is generated and fed directly back into the company’s production. PV or solar power system is an electric power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics.

Peter Kurz, Member of the Management Board, confirmed: “As a family business, it is important to us to take responsibility - for the region in which our story began, for the people who are based here, and for the natural environment that forms our livelihood.”

After two years of planning and construction, the photovoltaic system was built on an area of around 8.5 hectares, just off from the company premises on Eisenhämmerstraße, into one of the largest solar power plants in the region. In the future, 14 million kilowatt-hours will be produced there each year in an environmentally friendly manner - which will enable KURZ to cover around a quarter of its electricity requirements on site. Kurtz added: "We’re serious about becoming the most sustainable company in our industry.”

LEONHARD KURZ is no stranger to environmental sustainability as they previously have had certified environmental and energy management systems in place throughout the company for many years.

Michael Göth, Mayor of the city of Sulzbach-Rosenberg, is delighted with the new photovoltaic system: “In this way, KURZ is drawing major attention to climate and environmental protection in our region.”