The solar roof is installed on the Nissan Motor Parts Center (NMPC) roof in Amsterdam and consists of almost 9,000 photovoltaic panels that generate enough renewable electricity per year to supply 900 homes. In addition, the make estimates that the installation will prevent the emission of 1.17 million kilograms of CO2 per year.
The extensive solar roof will be capable of generating almost 70% of the energy consumed by the NMPC every year and represents a milestone in Nissan’s efforts to make its operations more sustainable throughout Europe. Also, part of the energy will be fed directly into the national electricity grid.
On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that the project is the result of the first great collaboration between residents and a company since part of it has been funded through a national crowdfunding program.
Referring to the commissioning of the facility, Nissan Energy CEO Francisco Carranza said: “Nissan is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our facilities throughout Europe and we are pleased to confirm the activation of the roof solar in our component center in Amsterdam. Investing in new energy solutions and integrating them is a cornerstone of Nissan Smart Mobility, so this project is a clear example that not only do we work to transform your driving style, but also your way of life.”
In the words of the CEO of Nissan Benelux, Koen Maes: “Amsterdam is one of the most innovative cities in Europe, so we welcome being able to help this city to use its space, energy and resources wisely and efficiently, besides making our own operations much more sustainable. “
After the success of this project, the NMPC is already studying a next phase with new initiatives to continue reducing the environmental footprint of its facilities.