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Scania's Zwolle production unit announces solar-powered roof.

M2 EQUITYBITES-July 3, 2017-Scania's Zwolle production unit announces solar-powered roof


Swedish automotive company Scania said on Friday that its production unit in Zwolle, Overijssel, will install the largest solar roof in the Netherlands as part of its transition to using exclusively renewable energy in its production activities.

According to the company, the solar roof in Zwolle will have 22,000 solar panels with a total energy capacity of six megawatts. The Zwolle production unit gets solar-powered roof equivalent to the size of nearly eight football pitches, bringing it nearer to the goal of being carbon neutral by 2020.

Under its carbon neutral 2020 goal, Zwolle would become the first Scania production in the world to become energy-neutral, but the company is committed to reducing its environmental footprint throughout its production processes. Scania is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, which has now been complemented by Agenda 2030 and its sustainability goals.

In reducing its carbon footprint, Scania Nederland hd started collaborating with the Dutch citizen initiative 'Blauwvinger Energie' and Windesheim College, to build three wind turbines by the Zwolle-IJssel canal, two of which are due to be built two of those wind turbines on the Scania factory area. The turbines for the project 'Windenergie in Zwolle' have a capacity of two to three megawatts each, while the hub height and rotor diameter of the turbines are 100 metres.

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