The Düsseldorf State Chancellery is setting a good example in the energy transition: it is getting a solar roof. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in just over a year.
Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - The seat of government of Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) is getting a solar roof. As a spokeswoman said at the request of the German Press Agency, the State Chancellery wants to put the system into operation in the fourth quarter of 2023.
"The photovoltaic system is intended for the flat roof area on the north side of the building complex," said the spokeswoman. Before the solar cells can be installed, the roof must first be insulated.
The State Chancellery is located in a historic building (opened in 1911) and is currently being extensively renovated. Attention is also paid to the topic of saving energy: According to the government, the lighting in the house will be completely converted to LED technology, and the roof and the inner courtyard facade will also be energetically insulated.
With the system, which has been planned for some time, the State Chancellery is fulfilling a "solar obligation" planned by the new black-green government. According to the coalition agreement, it should initially apply to all new public properties from January 1, 2023, and by 2025 “suitable roof areas” of public buildings should be retrofitted.