Holtab’s ecological vision is entitled “Net electricity provider by 2025”. A first step towards this goal was to inaugurate its own solar cell installation at the factory in Tingsryd.
Holtab has extensive experience in supplying solutions to the solar parks that have sprung up in the Nordic region in recent years. Our proven products work well in these complex environments. That’s why we also wanted to do something similar at home.
“It’s important for us to be involved and contribute to the energy transition in the world so that we achieve a sustainable society in due course,” says Patrik Persson, Holtab’s CEO.
In addition, a solar cell installation suits a company such as Holtab well, as its production largely takes place during the day, so the installation, which was inaugurated at the beginning of December 2017, can be utilised to maximum effect. Holtab has invested a total of SEK 2.4 million and covered the entire factory roof and one facade with 624 solar panels. The installation is expected to generate 182,000 kWh per year, which corresponds to a fifth of Holtab’s total electricity consumption.
“This really feels great. We are now contributing to the world’s energy transition. We have become climate-smart, says Persson. The solar cell installation was a first step towards reaching Holtab’s ecological vision entitled “Net electricity provider by 2025.”
“The board has given its approval to continuing this work and we are now running other projects. They include examining several roof sites in the local area and investing in e-cars,” adds Persson.
For a long time, the work of building an installation on this site was driven by volunteers at Holtab. They showed great commitment, and at the inauguration, Sanna Moberg, whose day job is a buyer at Holtab, pointed out how proud they were of the company’s ecological stance.
“It feels wonderful that we have succeeded in getting this done. We are tremendously satisfied with the result.”
624 panels each of 335 W
Theoretical output of 209 kW
Annual generation of 182,000 kWh
Inaugurated on 6 December 2017
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