Nissan installed the largest collective solar roof at its Motor Parts center in Amsterdam, which will produce almost 70% of facility's annual energy needs.
The solar roof, which consists of almost 9.000 photo-voltaic panels, is strong enough to produce energy to power 900 homes and to save 1,17 million kilograms of CO2 per year. With the ability, to cover two thirds of faciliy' needs for electric energy, it also represents a milestone in Nissan's strive to make its operations more sustainable across Europe. Some of the produced energy will also be directly lead to the country's national grid.
The project is a product of collaboration between residents of the city and company and was partially funded by crowdfunding scheme, which Koen Maes, Managing Director, Nissan Benelux, commented: "Amsterdam is one of the most forward-thinking cities in Europe and we're excited to be able to help the city make clever and efficient use of space, energy and resources while making our own operations much more sustainable."
After this project turned out a success Nissan is now considering next projects to further reduce the facility's environmental footprint.