When they are building for growers, they make sure sunlight finds its way into the greenhouse and for their own building they also wanted to make sure to make the most out of the available light. "Most parts of Europe have experienced an unusually sunny summer. We as Havecon will be enjoying every sunray for the next years thanks to our newly installed solar power installation on the roof of our factory", they shared with us.
Almost 2900 PV panels have been installed, and together they will generate over 700 MWh of electricity annually. "This means that we will manufacture and load all our materials using electricity that we generated ourselves. Our customers are already utilizing the sun as much as they can, and now we are too!"
The solar installation will generate about three times more electricity than Havecon uses on a yearly basis. The excess electricity will be sent back to the grid. The installation can supply over 150 households of green electricity. During extremely sunny days this can even reach 250 households!
The support systems for the solar panels are placed.
To come to this installation the necessary planning had preceded. The goal has always been to use the roof surface as efficiently as possible. Different types of panels have been compared for this purpose, as well as different orientations. Finally, a mono-crystalline panel was chosen with a yield of 290 Wp each. By placing these in an east-west position, the highest possible capacity was obtained, with the return after more than 15 years of use also being favorable. The total installation costs were also within the budget.
The first solar panels are being installed.
The panels were installed by SolSolutions and the connections of the panels was done by Ponsion. Thanks to the latest technologies that these companies provide, we hope to enjoy every ray of sunshine and to keep up with how we contribute to making our beautiful earth more sustainable!
A large part of the solar panels is already on the roof. The west side is first mounted and cabled, followed by the east side.
A roof full with solar panels in east-west position.
All the solar panels are installed. How many do you count?