Goodyear-Reifenwerk Fulda Relies and Invests on Renewable Energy


The Goodyear plant in Fulda has announced the successful installation of 1,316 monocrystalline solar modules with an output of around 500 kWp.

Goodyear Takes an Important Step Towards Sustainable Production

In cooperation with one of the largest photovoltaic providers in Hesse, the plant is installing the system on the roof of the factory, which will generate the equivalent of the annual consumption of around 160 households. All the electricity generated by the newly installed photovoltaic system will be used by the plant itself. This investment allows the plant to reduce peak loads, especially during the summer period when the demand for electricity is at its highest.

The investment in renewable energy in Fulda supports Goodyear's global commitment to sustainability and reducing environmental impact. It underscores the importance of Germany as a location, where the company operates a total of five production sites. The newly installed solar cells will reduce the company's carbon emissions by an estimated 270 tons per year. The installation of the solar modules in Fulda is an important step in the company's conversion to renewable energies. This project is another milestone on the way to the goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions in the company's value chain by 2050.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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