Ports of Stockholm invests in new solar cell systems to boost electricity production
Ports of Stockholm has decided to build six new rooftop solar cell systems to increase its solar electricity production by 55 percent.
Ports of Stockholm has taken an investment decision in June to increase the company’s own production of solar electricity. This decision means expanding the number of solar cell system installations to increase internal solar electricity production by 55 percent.
The move is in line with the company’s and the City of Stockholm’s goals and strategies. Ports of Stockholm has worked for many years according to the City of Stockholm’s strategy to achieve a fossil fuel-free Stockholm by 2040. Within the sustainable energy area, Ports of Stockholm has increased its own production of renewable energy
“Ports of Stockholm’s investment in solar electricity is fully aligned with our environmental goals. This decision means that in future almost one-tenth of the electricity we use will be generated by our own solar cell systems,” explained Jens Holm, Chair of the Board of Ports of Stockholm.
Ports of Stockholm currently has five solar cell system installations that have a total production capacity of 995 MWh/year. Now the number of solar cell systems will increase to eleven, with a total production capacity of 1,545 MWh/year.
The new installations are planned for rooftops at Frihamnen port, Värtahamnen port and Port of Kapellskär. Construction work is estimated to begin during Q1/Q2 in 2024 and the systems will be operational by the summer of 2024.
Ports of Stockholm works for sustainable port operations and shipping. The company previously set a goal to increase the proportion of solar electricity by 50 percent by 2026. According to the time plan for the new solar cell installations, this goal will be achieved already in 2024.