Environment & energy

RITTER SPORT's energy concept

Green energy for colourful squares

Since 2002, RITTER SPORT has been operating its own block-type thermal power station based on the CHP principle. So far the plant has saved approx. 12 million kWH of primary energy each year. This equates to approx. 1 million litres of fuel oil. This allowed the company to reduce its CO2 emissions for 2013 by 2,300 tonnes. As a comparison, around 2,400 single households generate this much CO2 through their electricity consumption. The waste heat from the CHP is used for heating. RITTER SPORT generates approx. 70% of the heat and 30% of the electricity the company requires.

Alfred T. Ritter is convinced: "Those who really take sustainability seriously cannot continue using nuclear energy or fossil fuels".

After its renovation in 2014, the block-type thermal power station with 12.5 million kWh will cover around half of the total electricity requirements in the future. A so-called absorption chiller will also convert heat to cooling air to be used for production.

RITTER SPORT uses solar energy from around 1,000 photovoltaic modules and the electric power station in Schönau to cover its remaining energy requirements. The green electricity pioneers have acquired a national reputation as "electricity rebels".

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