A new photovoltaic system has been installed on the roof of the motorsport experience museum ring°werk at the Nürburgring. With this investment, the versatile motorsport and event location is further developing its sustainability. The system was implemented in partnership with the internationally successful service provider Wi SOLAR from Kaisersesch. The company from the region is now also the name sponsor of the ring°kartbahn.
The photovoltaic system on the roof of the ring°werk directly next to the Grand Prix circuit is 3,500m² in size. The Nürburgring uses the annual yield of 500,000 kWh entirely for its own energy supply and thus covers around 10% of its annual electricity requirements. The CO2 emissions avoided by the newly installed plant amount to 238,973 kg per year.
"The Nürburgring already obtains 100% green electricity, now we have taken the next step," explains the Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Christian Stephani. "For us, the investment in solar energy is a further development of our sustainability. In addition to our role as an economic driver and as a location for the development of mobility, we also attach importance to making further progress in environmental and climate protection."
Name sponsoring: ring°kartbahn powered bei Wi SOLAR
The construction of the new photovoltaic system was implemented with the company Wi SOLAR. The focus of the service provider is the professional use of solar energy in the sectors of construction, trade, commerce, industry and logistics. In addition, a further partnership was concluded with Wi SOLAR, which includes, among other things, a name sponsorship of the ring°kartbahn. This will now be called "powered by Wi SOLAR". To ensure that the performance of the new photovoltaic system is also clearly visible to all visitors, an information board with the current values of energy generation through solar energy is to be installed in the kart track. Thematically, ring°kartbahn, the photovoltaic system and Wi SOLAR go well together, because here the visitors exclusively go chasing for fastest times with the electric karts from RIMO.