The commitment of Ports of Stockholm to renewable energy continues via the installation of a new rooftop solar cell facility at Stockholm Norvik Port that is one the largest of its kind in Sweden.
On the darkest day of the year, December 21, the first part of the solar cell system at the Port came into operation. The facility was installed on the 3,800 square metre roof of a big warehouse. When fully completed, the new solar cell system will cover a total of 3,500 square metres, almost the entire area of the roof. The facility will be able to produce up to 570 MWh of solar electricity annually when fully completed in 2021-22.
Fredrik Lindstal, 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 due to supply, install, and bring the facility online. Installation of additional equipment and solar panels will continue in January 2021.
Ports of Stockholm currently has 5 other solar cell system facilities. The first and biggest of these went live back in 2013 and is on the roof of a building at Stockholm's Frihamnen port.