Mercedes-Benz plans wind farm at Papenburg check observe to cowl greater than 15% of Group’s electrical energy wants in Germany


Mercedes-Benz plans to construct a wind farm at its check observe in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of greater than 100 MW to cowl as much as greater than 15% of the annual electrical energy demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany.


As a part of its effort to erect a double-digit variety of wind generators by the center of the last decade, Mercedes-Benz can be planning a long-term energy buy settlement with a associate, equal to a triple-digit million euros quantity.

The massive-scale set up of photovoltaic methods on the check web site can be below examination. The venture plans and an ecological impression evaluation will likely be carried out in shut coordination with the native authorities and stakeholders.

The roughly 800-hectare web site has been an integral a part of the corporate’s analysis and growth actions since 1998. With this venture, Mercedes-Benz is increasing its inexperienced electrical energy portfolio within the medium time period and on the identical time actively supporting the growth of onshore wind power in Germany.

The focused growth of renewable energies at our personal areas is an integral a part of our sustainability technique. With the conclusion of the deliberate wind farm venture in Papenburg, we’re taking an vital step on this path. We make an energetic contribution to the power transition and the growth of onshore wind energy in Germany. By putting in photovoltaic methods on the roofs of our crops on a big scale, we’re regularly decreasing our exterior power necessities.

—Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Administration of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Manufacturing and Provide Chain Administration

Since this 12 months, manufacturing at firm crops has been CO2-neutral and Mercedes-Benz is pursuing the objective of overlaying greater than 70% of the power demand in manufacturing with renewable energies by 2030. The corporate is specializing in the growth of photo voltaic and wind power at its personal areas and by concluding additional corresponding energy buy agreements. By 2025, Mercedes-Benz will make investments a triple-digit million euros quantity in increasing the set up of photovoltaic methods.

The corporate’s objective is to a minimum of halve CO2 emissions per passenger automotive over the complete life cycle by the top of this decade in comparison with 2020. Crucial levers for this are the electrification of the car fleet, charging with inexperienced electrical energy, the development of battery know-how and the great use of recycled supplies and renewable energies in manufacturing.


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