Largest CHT plant produces solar power with new photovoltaic system


The internationally active specialty chemicals group aims to become climate-neutral by 2045 and is also relying on renewable energies for this purpose.

The CHT Group has set itself the goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2045 and sees this transformation to a sustainable and climate-neutral company as the greatest challenge in the coming decades.

Figure: It is the largest production site in Dußlingen, where a photovoltaic system with a power of 110 kWp has been installed.

Many of CHT’s products and technologies have an influence on the success of this transformation. Therefore, the CHT Group is working at full speed to develop products and process solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of its customers, while at the same time making global efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its own productions and products.

To achieve this, the CHT Group is increasingly relying on renewable energy generation. This is the case, for example, at its largest production site in Dußlingen, where a photovoltaic system with a power of 110 kWp has been installed on the new and ultra-modern storage facility for hazardous chemicals. The system has been on the grid since July 2022, as planned, and produces solar power that is fed back into the grid or consumed at the plant itself. The reduction in consumption is clearly noticeable.

Thus, after start-up, after a few sunny days, an electricity generation of 930 kWh per day was measured. Within four days, the photovoltaic system generated the amount of electricity that an average 3-person household consumes in an entire year.

The project shows that many individual components together can ultimately contribute to the achievement of the goal, and it encourages the CHT Group in its intention to continue to pursue its path toward a sustainable future consistently.