Kingspan Unidek solar roof consisting of 13,000 panels put into service
Kingspan Unidek in Gemert is putting the nearly 13,000 solar panels that Eneco has installed on the company’s roof into service today. From now on, the solar power generated on its own roof will cover nearly half of Kingspan’s on site energy consumption, thus contributing significantly to Kingspan’s sustainability objective of operating entirely on self-generated energy.
The high-quality insulation material on the roof of Kingspan Unidek in Gemert is one of the company’s own products and very suitable for mounting solar panels. Based on the size of the complex, it was possible to install 12,979 solar panels that together generate around 4,430 MWh of sustainable solar energy; equivalent to the energy consumption of some 1,300 households.
CO2 emissions reduction
Kingspan and Eneco have entered into a partnership agreement for a period of 20 years during which the management and maintenance of the solar panels will be carried out by Eneco. The generated solar energy is directly available for use by Kingspan, thus allowing the company to take a major step towards lowering its CO2 emissions; a reduction of some 2,037 tonnes. This corresponds to the annual CO2 absorption of around 92,500 trees.
Jos Berkers, financial manager at Kingspan Unidek: “In cooperation with Eneco, we are now able to generate our own solar energy for direct use in our business processes. This is a major step towards increasing the sustainability of our energy supply even further. We are proud of the reduction that we have already achieved, but also intend to take additional steps.”