Refitech ready for the energy transition.
While many companies are still orienting themselves on what to do in order to be able to produce energy-neutral in the long term, Refitech Composites in Waalwijk has already made the switch to sustainable energy. Not only has the company installed 912 solar panels from Solar Valley De Langstraat on the roof with a capacity of 285,000 kWh. In collaboration with Scholt Energy Control BV, Refitech has completely switched to green energy since this year.
“Although the use of carbon components, due to their low weight, often helps to reduce energy consumption in other sectors, curing and processing composites is quite energy-intensive,” explains Marcel Gilles, director of Refitech. “As part of our multi-year strategy, we consciously want to help reduce the environmental impact of the industry. That is why we took the step last year to have the roof of our company covered with solar panels. This means that we not only generate sufficient electrical energy for our own company. The overcapacity, about 50 percent, is supplied to other companies on the De Langstraat industrial estate that are affiliated with the ‘Solar Valley’ project. In this way we actually produce carbon parts without a carbon footprint.’
The solar panels on the roof of Refitech not only generate sufficient electrical energy for the company itself, the excess capacity is supplied to other companies that are affiliated with the ‘Solar Valley’ project. For example, Refitech actually produces carbon parts without a carbon footprint. The ‘Solar Valley’ roofs produce maximum solar energy and ensure that the extra generation capacity is shared easily and transparently with other local companies that do not have enough generation options themselves. In this way, other participating companies can also use locally generated green electricity.