Continental starts photovoltaic power generation project in China
The technology company Continental has launched its photovoltaic energy generation project at its production site in Zhangjiagang, China. Phase I of the project has a total photovoltaic capacity of 1,918 megawatts and is expected to generate 1.8 million kilowatt hours per year. This means that the Zhangjiagang plant will meet half of its electricity demand through solar power generation during production in the daytime.
“Continental has always followed the concept of green, environmental-friendly and energy-efficient in its products and services. Through this photovoltaic power generation project, we aim to operate in a sustainable way and assume our corporate social responsibility,” said Hui Zhu, heading the surface solutions business in the APAC region of Continental. With that the site in Zhangjiagang has taken a crucial step towards fulfilling the Climate Protection Strategy which is geared towards making business sustainable across all levels of the value chain. Continental sets itself the goal of using of electricity exclusively from renewable sources in all production sites by the end of 2020.