Antolini, a producer of natural stone products based in Verona, Italy, recently introduced its new photovoltaic system that will enable the company to curb its consumption and reduce its impact on the environment.
"We have embraced the challenge of a sustainable future, and the photovoltaic panels are just the beginning. Our constant dedication to respecting Mother Nature encourages us to move towards ever more innovative and green solutions. We are convinced that, together, we can help safeguard our planet's resources," said CEO Alberto Antolini.
The photovoltaic system, developed by Alperia and distributed on the roof of Antolini's main plant, covers a total area of about 17,525 square yards. The expected output is 3,399,165 electric kWh per year (about 3,400 MWh per year) and will cover most of the company's energy needs.
The installation of a photovoltaic system of this size and type avoids the release of 1,261 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year, which is the equivalent of what 2,222 trees absorb, covering an area of 23,920 square yards, over an average life of 25 years.