Going solar: Heuver Tyrewholesale now energy neutral

More than 1,600 solar panels were installed upon the roof of Heuver Tyrewholesale’s warehouse

Heuver Tyrewholesale has gone energy neutral. Thanks to the installation of more than 1,600 solar panels on the roof of its facility in Hardenberg, the Netherlands, a project undertaken as part of the expansion of warehousing space up to 43,000 square metres, the wholesaler’s energy is now supplied in-house. Or on-house, to be precise.

The solar facility was formally commissioned on 15 January. Hardenberg’s Lord Mayor, Peter Snijders, was present at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, together with representatives from advice and design partner Mijn Energiefabriek and installation partner Langeland-Borgman. During the day’s events, Heuver Tyrewholesale director Bertus Heuver called upon other business in the local area to follow suit and also make their businesses energy neutral.

Bertus Heuver (4th from left) and Hardenberg Lord Mayer Peter Snijders (5th from left) cut the ribbon on the wholesaler’s new solar facility

“As a family business, we pay a lot of attention to people, the environment and our role in society,” he stated. “We are the first major company in the municipality to switch to energy neutral operations and see this as a service to society. We want to make sure everyone can look forward to a bright future. That is why we’re appealing to fellow companies to follow suit. If everyone does their fair share in reducing environmental damage, we will be able to pass on a better world to coming generations.”

Speaking to Heuver the week before the official commissioning, Tyrepress.com learned that every item of electrical equipment used at Heuver Tyrewholesale’s Hardenberg site, including the forklifts operating in the warehouses, will be powered by solar energy. Spare capacity from the solar panels may also in future be used to supply energy to the Profile Car & Tyreservice outlets that Heuver operates in the local area.

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