Solar panels that provide more than green energy
September 9, 2019
A new photovoltaic system will provide power for our data centre in Vejen as well as shelter for our employee’s cars. During the warm summer months, Solar employees were happy that their car was less hot than a baking oven, when heading home, after a day at the office.
From the reception at our headquarters in Vejen, we were able to observe the installation of solar panels at our adjacent parking lot. Our solar panel subsidiary Solar Polaris is in charge of erecting a photovoltaic system that will generate power to run our data centre and transform the parking area into a 812 square metres carport – including charging stations for electric cars.
“It will be a great way for Solar to exhibit what we are capable of. The business case is solid, making it a green initiative on a good economic foundation. So, perhaps it could also inspire some of our guests to do the same,” says Jens Andersen, CEO at Solar Group.
Both the Danish Government and the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 7 put focus on increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. As a socially responsible company with expertise within solar power, we see it as a natural extension of our business to support this focus. ”Denmark has focused a lot on wind, and we see a great future for combining that with solar power. Prices on photovoltaic systems are dropping and solar panels are generating power both in sunny, cloudy and calm weather,” says Jens Andersen.
The photovoltaic system consists of 510 REC panels and 6 Fronius inverters and was functional in the beginning of 2019.