Power: 207 kWp
Location: Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
Type of building: Industrial
Mounting system: On-roof using superstructure
Completion Date: 2022
Monitoring: Youdera App
Merck Serono, Vevey, Switzerland
As Merck Serono initiated the development of their state-of-the-art biotech facility in Corsier-sur-Vevey, the need for seamlessly integrating sustainable energy without disrupting production was evident. Recognizing this, they enlisted Youdera, not only for their reliable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) which ensures a steady energy supply without administrative burdens, but also for their expertise in engineering and installation services.
The Merck solar plant is estimated to offset 130 ton of CO2e per year or 3'800 ton of CO2e over the plant's lifetime.
Challenges & Solutions
While designing the facility, Merck Seron planned for complete isolation between the production facility and the PV system to ensure uncompromised process integrity. Youdera proposed a method where a dedicated superstructure was utilized to mount the PV installation, harmonizing it with the construction phase and preventing any post-construction modifications.