Stockholm Norvik Port has said its new rooftop solar cell system, designed to help its renewable energy initiatives, has come into operation.
The company said the facility will be one of the biggest of its kind in Sweden and will be installed on a 3,800 square meter roof of a warehouse near the port.
It will be able to produce up to 570 MWh of solar electricity per year when fully completed by 2022.
Fredrik Lindstål, Chair of the Board at Ports of Stockholm, said, “To increase the use of renewable energy, Ports of Stockholm has chosen to commit to solar cell systems and it is additionally pleasing that our newly built Stockholm Norvik Port will soon be the proud bearer of one of Sweden’s biggest rooftop solar cell systems.
Idola Solkraft is the turn-key contractor supplying, installing and bringing the facility online. Installation of additional solar panels and equipment will continue already in January 2021.
Mats Ström, Idola Solkraft Sales and Marketing Manager, commented, “Thanks to our solar cells, Ports of Stockholm will be able to generate a significant amount of its own power requirements within the port area, providing substantial savings both financially and environmentally.
Ports of Stockholm already has five other solar cell system facilities. The first and largest of these went live in 2013 and is on the roof of a building at Frihamnen port in Stockholm.