Ports of Stockholm improves solar power generation

Ports of Stockholm has taken an investment decision to increase the company's production of solar electricity by 55 per cent.

Ports of Stockholm has taken an investment decision to increase the company’s production of solar electricity by 55 per cent.

This is reportedly aligned with the company’s and the City of Stockholm’s goals and strategies.

Jens Holm, Chair of the Board of Ports of Stockholm, said: “Ports of Stockholm’s investment in solar electricity is fully aligned with our environmental goals.

“This decision means that in future almost one-tenth of the electricity we use will be generated by our own solar cell systems.”

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Ports of Stockholm has worked for many years according to the City of Stockholm’s strategy to achieve a fossil fuel-free Stockholm by 2040.

Within the sustainable energy area, Ports of Stockholm has increased its own production of renewable energy and has chosen to invest in solar cell systems.

The port currently has five solar cell system installations that have a total production capacity of 995 megawatt (MWh)/year.

Now the number of solar cell systems will increase to 11, with a total production capacity of 1,545 MWh/year.

The new installations are planned for rooftops at Frihamnen port, Värtahamnen port, and Port of Kapellskär.

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Construction will begin in Q1/Q2 of 2024, with the systems projected to be operational by the summer of 2024.

Producing the company’s own energy using solar cells means that Ports of Stockholm is less dependent on external electricity suppliers and can also reduce the electricity costs of its own business operations.

The company previously set a goal to increase the proportion of solar electricity by 50 per cent by 2026.

According to the time plan for the new solar cell installations, this goal will be achieved two years ahead of schedule in 2024.

This month, a feasibility study funded by the Swedish Energy Agency to construct a logistics hub for collected carbon dioxide at Stockholm Norvik Port commenced.

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