Finder, manufacturer of plug-in relays and relay sockets, has turned to state-of-the-art photovoltaic technology to further reduce emissions and energy costs at its prime manufacturing plant in Almese near Turin in North West Italy.
The pilot photovoltaic installation, constructed using multicrystalline silicon modules, can deliver a power output of 55kW, producing 61,000kWh/year. Finder expects the installation to help reduce CO2 emissions by about 37 tons/year, while achieving annual savings of around 11 TOE (tonnes of oil equivalent).
Investing in its environmental management system for several years, Finder has been recognised for setting goals that go beyond the requirements of current legislation and the UNI EN ISO 14001 certification.
The company intends to continue to implement specific projects aimed at enhancing natural resource management, using cutting edge technology to reduce both pollution and energy consumption.