Gazelle is to bolster its eco-credentials by installing 6,000 solar panels on the roof of its Dieren factory.
Laying claim to making its the most sustainable bicycle factory in the Netherlands, the firm’s 20,000 square metre facility will even offer surrounding households benefits from the juice generated.
“Our factory has an area of 20,000 square meters, space enough to place solar panels. Households do not always have a roof that is suitable, while more and more people are interested. With this project, people in Animal and surrounding areas have green power and benefit from the benefits, without having a single roof panel on their own, “says General Director Huub Lamers of Royal Gazelle.
Households in the surrounding area are now invited to contact the firm about gaining the benefit of tax exemption associated with the technology in Holland. Though asking households to invest in the scheme, locals will not have to cover any maintenance costs, nor have panels on their homes.
Calculations show that, by decreasing solar currents, families save on average energy costs by an average of 300 euros per year.
Lamersa added: “We already have the most modern bike factory in the Netherlands and want to make them the most sustainable. Residents of Animals, the trusted home of Gazelle in all 125 years of existence, must be able to grab a grain. This also applies to people outside animals with the same zip code. We hope that as many families as possible, we will become ambassador of renewable energy. ”
An inofrmation evening is to be held at the firm’s factory on November 1st at 7.30pm. To register, click here.