Roof Type

Trapezoidal metal roof

Mounting Type

Clamping system

Project Type

Sawmill production

Installed kWp


Industrial-standard rooftop solar

Helping Sailer get the total energy package

Decarbonising every step of the supply chain is vital. We were proud to help a packaging business with a century-long heritage take a giant leap for sustainability.

Icon/20x20/Arrow-left Created with Sketch. Gundelfingen, Germany

Setting the scene

In Gundelfingen, Germany, industrial packaging firm Sailer wanted to achieve total energy independence for their dual-use sawmill-production facility. Rooftop solar was a key part of the solution. With specialist sheet metal cladding specified around modules, this project called for specific expertise. And, of course, novotegra.


Meeting the challenges

Using Solar-Planit, the trapezoidal rooftop of over 1,580m2 was easily optimised for PV module placement using clamp mounting. Over a planning and implementation period of only eight months, the project was put into action.


The result

Sailer’s Gundelfingen facility now produces 320 kWp of clean energy. That translates to a saving of 2,194 tonnes of CO2 per year. It’s a definitive statement about the business’ sustainability ambitions, with novotegra underpinning their success.

“We can’t neglect packaging’s role in the decarbonisation of wider industry. Project like this show commitment to meeting our generation’s biggest challenge, climate change. Innovations like novotegra are helping more and more businesses make this commitment.”



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