Photovoltaics: Rivella now produces its own electricity

With its new photovoltaic system on the roof, the Rivella Group can produce around 700,000 kilowatt hours of environmentally friendly solar power, or ten percent of its energy needs.

Swiss love brand Rivella is focusing on sustainable energy generation: at its headquarters in Rothrist, the beverage manufacturer has commissioned its first photovoltaic system. The system on the roofs of the production facility and warehouse covers more than 3,500 square meters and consists of 1,700 panels with seven inverters.

Ambitious goals

This will enable the Rivella Group to produce around 700,000 kilowatt hours of environmentally friendly solar power per year in the future. This corresponds to the average consumption of 150 single-family homes. The family-owned company has set itself ambitious goals: it wants to halve its carbon footprint by 2030 and be at net zero by 2050 at the latest. "It is important to us that we achieve the targets with our own measures along our value chain," explains Samuel Flückiger, Head of Technology and Innovation at the Rivella Group. "The new solar plant is another important milestone on this path."

With the photovoltaic system, the company can currently cover around ten percent of its energy requirements itself. Further expansion is being examined. Until the possibilities are exhausted, Rivella will continue to cover the remaining demand with sustainable hydropower from the region.

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