The largest solar cell facility in Northern Europe has just been completed and is located in the town of Virum in Denmark, according to the Danish newspaper Ingeniøren.
The plant consists of 2,600 solar panels with a total surface area of 4,650 m2 distributed over 15,000 m2 of roof. With its 605 kW the plant is more than twice as large as the second biggest solar facility, according to GreenGo Energy who constructed the site.
The solar plant is owned by SEB Real Estates and will produce 545,000 kWh a year, which is equal to the average annual electricity consumption of 120 households.
The plant will increase Denmark’s solar capacity by 8 per cent and it is estimated that it will save 300 tonnes of CO2 compared with if the electricity had been produced by a coal-fired power station.
Denmark – a leader in green growth
With 1100 Danish cleantech companies, 60,000 employees and a 12 billion Euro export value, Denmark is one of the world’s indisputable cleantech centers.
Denmark has gone from being 99 percent dependent on foreign fossil fuel to being completely energy self-sufficient. Thirty years of focused energy policy, implemented after the 1973 oil crisis, has catapulted Denmark ahead of most other nations in the use of renewable energy technology.
The Danish government has set the goal to be completely independent of fossil fuels by 2050.