SUSTAINABILITY AT FRONIUS: OUR RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

If we want to leave behind an intact, ecological, social and economic structure for future generations, it is necessary to build a sustainable economy. With this in mind, Fronius commits to an environmental policy that is based on sustainability, and is regularly reviewed and updated. This is the Management Board’s responsibility, and is firmly entrenched in our values under Corporate Social Responsibility.

FRONIUS PRODUCTS: MODELS OF SUSTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY & EFFICIENCY

Here at Fronius, we consistently optimise our production processes and take advantage of the resultant synergies to make ourselves more efficient. Our technologies are demonstrably highly sustainable and eco-friendly – from Fronius welding systems with inverter technology, to our inverters and storage solutions for photovoltaics and solar technology, to energy-efficient chargers and battery charging systems. Fully compatible module standards help us to keep improving quality, as well as conserving resources. During the development process, our products undergo extensive quality testing that goes way beyond the level prescribed in the standards. To ensure sustainability, we also make sure that the demand for energy and the amount of raw materials required in production are kept as low as possible by using energy-efficient machines, energy recovery, minimising our waste metal or by making packaging reusable, for example. Because our components are extremely robust and the manufacturing quality is high, our products and solutions are known to last for a long time. Should it ever be necessary, Fronius products are easy to repair and individual components are easily replaced, as they are usually available for many years. Before we deliver to our customers, we subject our products to a 100% final inspection and customise the packaging, ready for shipment.

THE FRONIUS ROBUSTNESS TESTS

To ensure consistent levels of sustainability in our product range, Fronius products undergo extensive quality testing that goes way beyond the level prescribed in the standards. This enables us to improve both the quality and the service life of our devices.

MARKUS ZAUNER, HEAD OF FACILITY SAFETY

“Our products and services are meaningful and sustainable. We are playing our part in taking care of the world's resources, because we are committed to our environment and to our society.” 

(Fronius corporate values for sustainability)

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SUSTAINABLE POWER SUPPLY FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY

SOLAR POWER & GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Protecting the environment and conserving resources are extremely important to Fronius. Relevant structural measures at all the company's sites ensure that we can always put our ideas of sustainability and ecology into practice. We have redeveloped the former industrial district surrounding the railway station in Wels to take on a new guise as the Fronius global sales hub. By combining geothermal energy with solar power, Fronius has achieved energy autonomy for heating and cooling.
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GEOTHERMAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

The Research and Development Centre in Thalheim also supports sustainability with an innovative strategy based on renewable energy. The geothermal energy storage device and the photovoltaic system are integral parts of this concept. We use the waste heat from our testing processes to heat the complex in winter. We cover our cooling needs in summer by using water from the nearby River Traun. The geothermal array in Thalheim has 204 boreholes, each 200 metres deep, making it one of the biggest in Europe.
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BIOMASS HEATING PLANT

Up to 80% of the heating for the Sattledt site is covered by a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant and up to 20% is covered by geothermal energy. Photovoltaic systems are installed at almost all Fronius sites. The energy we produce in Austria alone makes up roughly the annual requirement of 250 households. Our Sattledt site, for example, has one of the largest systems in the whole of Austria and is a prime example of what is meant by sustainability.
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