1.5 MW PV rooftop system in Sweden
IBC Solar has delivered all components for Sweden’s largest PV rooftop installation. The plant has been designed and mounted by Solkompaniet, Sweden’s leading PV installer. More than 5,500 polycristalline modules of the brand GCL produce energy for a new logistics center of the online pharmacy Apotea.
Expected yearly yield of 1.5 GWh
Along with building Sweden’s most climate-friendly logistic centre, Apotea has installed the country’s largest rooftop PV system to date. The building in Morgongåva is almost carbon neutral and is designed with the goal to minimize environmental impact. The PV plant produces almost 1.5 gigawatt hours per year – more than Apoteas annual energy consumption. Most of the solar energy is consumed directly, the surplus is sold to a regional utility.
Huge solar potential in Sweden
“Apotea’s PV installation demonstrates the fantastic possibilities logistic centres have to contribute to a 100 percent renewable energy system”, says Johan Öhnell, CEO at Solkompaniet. He also states, solar energy has a huge potential in Sweden. Using commercial roofs for energy production is becoming an obvious choice for property owners who aim to invest in a sustainable future.
Largest Swedish rooftop installation
The solar modules on the roof cover an area of 17,000 squaremetres. This corresponds to the size of 2.5 football fields. The entire system weights more than 200 tonnes. 385 helicopter flights were needed to bring all components onto the roof. Solkompaniet has beaten its own record with this PV installation: Back in 2016, the company has already installed Sweden’s largest rooftop system with a 1.1 MW plant for a shopping mall in Helsingborg. This 1.5 MW system for Apotea is now the new number one in its field.
Aerodynamic mounting system
To meet the unique requirements of the site, Solkompaniet has opted to use the aerodynamic mounting system IBC AeroFix, which is specially developed for flat roofs. Besides the fast mounting, the system enables a very light-weight installation with no need for a screw connection into the sensitive roof cladding. Along the edge of the roof, some modules have been mounted in a higher angle of 45 degrees. This detail makes the PV plant visible for guests arriving at the parking lot. (HCN)
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