The establishment of the solar cell park in Nordborg is part of Danfoss’ target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 25 % and to increase the use of renewable energy by 25 % by 2025. As Danfoss helps others save energy and reduce CO2 emissions, the company is also working to reduce its own carbon footprint.
“In an attempt to realize our 3x25 target, we have projects running which both cut energy consumption at our largest factories, and which increase the use of renewable energy. As far as we know, the new solar cell system is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia, and a step in a greener direction,” says Torben Christensen, Vice President of Real Estate at Danfoss Global Services. Danfoss is also in the process of constructing a 1MW system at its new Indian headquarters.
The system in Nordborg will be made up of 9,300 solar panels to be connected to 130 Danfoss inverters. The inverters convert the direct current generated by the solar panels into alternating current, which can then be transferred to the power network. The solar panels will cover 30,000 square meters, which corresponds to between five and six soccer pitches. The field next to headquarters is currently being cleared and prepared for the installation of the system.