We let the sun shine in ... the electrical grid – for the Kitzsteinhorn commits itself to generating green energy by further expanding PV installations. Within just one year, the Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG has increased its power from solar energy from 40,000 to 400,000 kWh, positively impacting the company’s ecological balance.
Electricity from renewable energy sources has been commonplace for many years on the Kitzsteinhorn. Part of the 100% green energy is self-produced. In the summer of 2022, authorized officer Günther Brennsteiner and in-house electrician Ernst Streitberger showed us the solar panels that were installed on the flat roof of the Kaprun Center when it was built in 2018. The façades of the 3K K-onnection and Gletscherjet 3+4 cable car stations already featured solar panels last year, too. Over the summer of 2023, numerous other PV cells followed, as Günther Brennsteiner proudly reports: “The roof of our depot, other surfaces of the Kaprun Center, the Alpincenter, the old Schaufelberg top station and the Maisi Alm now convert sunlight into electricity.”