Kesko to build Finland's largest property solar utilityStaff writer ▼ | April 28, 2016
Kesko to build Finland's largest property-specific solar utility on the roof of K-citymarket Tammisto, Finnish retailing conglomerate.
Finland Nearly 1,600 solar panels will be installed
Kesko works on a long-term basis to mitigate climate change and wants to promote the production of renewable energy by investing in a solar utility.
The Paris Climate Agreement calls for action from all to mitigate climate change. Global energy production is moving towards renewable forms of energy and decentralized production.
The mitigation of climate change is one of the main themes in Kesko's responsibility work. Kesko has already long been identifying opportunities to use renewable energy sources in its store site projects.
Kesko and Solnet Green Energy Oy have agreed to build a smart solar utility on the roof of K-citymarket Tammisto, located in Vantaa. The construction will begin in May and the production of solar electricity will be in full swing by the end of June.
The utility of K-citymarket Tammisto will be the largest property-specific solar utility in Finland. The utility's peak power will be 503 kWp (kilowatt peak). Nearly 1,600 solar panels will be installed on the roof of the property.
When the power is highest during sunny summer days, the solar utility will cover around half of the property's electricity consumption. ■