Copenhagen Zoo has dedicated to wash power by putting in photo voltaic methods on prime of 12 buildings, promising a discount of 170 tonnes of CO2 emissions yearly.
The zoo has fashioned a partnership with Pensionskassernes Administration’s power fund, SustainSolutions and Solcellekonsulenten A/S to realize its local weather targets of lowering power prices and sustainably enhance its environmental stability.
The rooftop photovoltaic arrays have a capability of 273 kWp and comprise photo voltaic modules from Q CELLS and can allow a 20 per cent power saving, in addition to a saving of six million litres of water.
JÃ¸rgen Nielsen, Copenhagen Zoo chief government, stated: “For Copenhagen Zoo, species, environmental and local weather safety go hand in hand. Therefore we’re more than happy that we will now make the safety of nature and species at Copenhagen Zoo much more sustainable.”
Jan Peters, regional gross sales supervisor for North Europe at Q CELLS, added: "With the assistance of Q CELLS’ highly effective photo voltaic options, Copenhagen ZOO will considerably scale back its electrical energy prices and thus successfully enhance its competitiveness and sustainability. More and extra corporations throughout Europe are recognising the large potential of Q CELLS’ C&I options and are specializing in solar energy for their very own consumption".
The zoo in Frederiksberg is residence to greater than 3500 animals and 240 species. Founded in 1859, it’s Denmark’s oldest zoo and attracts over 1,000,000 guests from residence and overseas yearly.
Developments in photo voltaic power in Europe shall be a spotlight of European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe in Paris in November. Click right here for particulars.