San Francisco, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The international inverter manufacturer KACO Solar, Inc. announced last week that it has redesigned all of its German manufacturing facilities to significantly reduce the use of fossil fuels and make operations more sustainable.
“It’s not just about what you do — but how you do it,” said KACO President Ralf Hoffman.
KACO has undertaken a number of initiatives to make its manufacturing more environmentally sound, including: Sourcing inverter parts from “environmentally ethical” businesses; using photovoltaics and combined heat and power for electricity and hot water; using no fossil or nuclear energies to make products on-site; planting trees near all factories; and encouraging employees to ride public transportation or bicycles to work.
According to the company, all of these steps have made KACO a net zero-emissions manufacturer. The onsite PV systems now generate over 350,000 kWh of electricity annually, which is more than the average 300,000 kWh of electricity used by the company annually.