Nissan today confirmed the switch-on of the largest collective solar roof in the Netherlands at its facility in Amsterdam.
Installed on the roof of Nissan Motor Parts Center (NMPC) located in the country’s capital, the solar roof consist of almost 9,000 photo-voltaic panels and produce enough renewable electricity annually to power up to 900 households. It will also significantly reduce the facility’s CO2 output and, in total, it is estimated that the solar roof will save 1.17 million kilograms of CO2 per annum.
With the ability to produce almost 70% of NMPC’s annual energy, the installation of this immense solar roof represents a significant milestone as Nissan strives to make its operations more sustainable across Europe. Additionally, energy generated by some of the panels will be fed directly in to the country’s national grid.
“Nissan is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our facilities across Europe, and we are delighted that we can today confirm the switch-on of the solar roof at our parts center in Amsterdam,” said Francisco Carranza, managing director, Nissan Energy. “Investing in and integrating new energy solutions is a cornerstone of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and this project is a clear demonstration that we not only strive to transform the way you drive, but also the way you live.”