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Fighting climate change with solar power

By switching to solar energy, KLINGER Brazil is taking a step towards CO2 neutrality.

Known for its tropical rain forests and brilliant sunshine, Brazil is perfectly situated to take advantage of the latest advancements in solar energy. When KLINGER Brazil invested in updated technology for their manufacturing and storage facilities, photovoltaic panels were prominently featured among the upgrades. These panels, which convert sunlight into electricity, have generated about 14 percent of the company’s energy needs since their installation in May 2023. KLINGER expects the system to pay for itself in less than five years of use.

Contacts mentioned in the article:

Alberto Maier, Managing Director of KLINGER Brazil

How photovoltaic panels work

Sunlight is absorbed by solar panels as photons through silicon cells, which then create direct electrical current (DC). An inverter changes this direct current to alternating current (AC), making it usable for residential and business needs. After collection, excess power is stored and converted into credits for future use. This ensures that generated power is not wasted, and that demand is balanced to prevent straining the system.

The photovoltaic panels at KLINGER Brazil

With software tracking, KLINGER can see the benefits of this system through real data.

“In nine months of operation, the panels have produced energy equivalent to over 800 computers turned on for one year, and a TV set running uninterrupted for more than 31,000 days.”

Alberto Maier, Managing Director of KLINGER Brazil and project lead

Data-driven energy savings

While the cost savings are clear, KLINGER is also committed to renewable energy to reach net zero. As Alberto adds, “The energy savings generated by solar production at KLINGER Brazil is equivalent to more than 2000 trees planted per year. Preserving the environment is imperative. Photovoltaic panels, in addition to promoting energy autonomy for KLINGER Brazil, also significantly reduce the company's carbon footprint, thus contributing to the mitigation of climate change.”

The solar portal dashboard

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