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With the power of the sun

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15 December 2008

Solar-powered street lighting, autonomous energy supply for holiday villages and hotels with power, heating and ventilation, all from 100% renewable energy. These are the specialities of the family-run Salzburg company, NET.

Since 1994,  NET Neue Energie Technik GmbH (in German) in Salzburg, the family company run by Elfriede and Franz Schweighofer, has supplied technology to entire communities for “clean” power from renewable energy sources. NET offers international customers solar-powered street lighting, autonomous energy supplies for holiday villages, mountain lodges and hotels with power, heating and ventilation all from 100% renewable energy, as well as photovoltaic plants the size of football pitches. The main focus is on photovoltaic and thermal solar plants and combined heat and power plants.

The company’s 14 staff members will generate annual revenue this year of EUR 14 million – a two-fold increase within two years. Having erected the company building two years ago at a cost of EUR 3 million, this was followed by the next major investment – a research and development centre for environmental technology for EUR 6.5 million. The company expects to create hundreds of new jobs and the NET business plan predicts a four-fold revenue increase to EUR 55 million by 2013.

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