PETTENBACH / WELS. As part of the Export Prize Gala 2020, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce presented the Global EcoVision Award for the second time. This year the award went to the Fronius company – for the vision of “24 hours of sun”. The aim of this vision is to meet the energy demand from 100 percent renewable energy sources.
The Global EcoVision Award honors Austrian companies that contribute to sustainable environmental relief and climate protection through their innovative technologies, products or services. The company Fronius, based in Pettenbach (Kirchdorf district), takes solar energy to the next level and, together with its customers and partners, realizes the vision of 24 hours of sun. In addition to intelligent solutions for the generation, distribution and consumption of renewable energy, a dedicated training center for installers also contributes to the achievement of goals.
Fronius scores with sustainability
“We’re going that extra mile when it comes to sustainability. When it comes to product design, we rely on recyclable raw materials and our production sites use 100 percent renewable energy, ”reports Martin Hackl, Director Solar Energy, Fronius International:“ In addition, we have reduced CO2 emissions by 27 percent within two years, and are making special efforts We value the longevity of our inverters – through active cooling, but also through an innovative service concept and our own repair center. In addition, we are advancing into new areas, for example with powerful commercial inverters and our own e-car charging solution. “