Nissan switches on largest collective solar roof inside Netherlands

Nissan has confirmed on Tuesday the switch-on in the largest collective solar roof inside Netherlands at its facility in Amsterdam.

Installed on top of Nissan Motor Parts Center (NMPC) based in the country’s capital, the solar roof is made of almost 9,000 photo-voltaic panels and produces enough renewable electricity annually to get up to 900 households. It is going to significantly lessen the facility’s CO2 output plus in total, around the solar roof preserves 1.17 million kilograms of CO2 once a year.

With to be able to produce almost 70% of NMPC’s annual energy, putting in this immense solar roof represents a large milestone as Nissan strives to help make its operations more sustainable across Europe. Additionally, energy generated by a few from the panels is going to be fed directly into the country’s national grid.

Francisco Carranza, Md, Nissan Energy said: “Nissan is convinced of reducing the environmental impact of the facilities across Europe and we’re delighted which we can today look at the switch-on from the solar roof at our parts centre in Amsterdam.

“Buying and integrating new energy solutions is usually a cornerstone of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and this project is often a clear demonstration that individuals not only attempt to transform how you will drive, but also the way your house is.”

The project is definitely the outcome of the first major collaboration between residents including a company, with section of the project financed through a national crowdfunding scheme.

Koen Maes, Managing Director, Nissan Benelux: “Amsterdam is amongst the most forward-thinking cities in Europe and we’re excited as a way to profit the city make clever and efficient usage of space, energy and resources while making all of our operations far more sustainable.”

Following the achievements this project, NMPC is considering the next phase of projects to help promote slow up the facility’s environmental footprint.

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