Swedish trucks and heavy equipment manufacturer Joab will invest SEK 12 million (USD 1.08m/EUR 1.09m) to build a solar park that will be supplying electricity to its production facility in Dalsland province.
The company announced last week that the proposed plant will become the largest photovoltaic (PV) farm in the southern Swedish province. To be located in Dals-Rostock, Mellerud municipality, it will be capable of generating more than one million kWh of electricity.
The solar farm’s future output is expected to be enough to supply Joab’s entire production site with electricity.
"We want to invest in a sustainable future and have made it clear in our environmental goals that Joab must reduce energy use and minimise our climate impact,” the truck marker said.
Earlier this year, Joab spent SEK 9 million to install solar PV systems at all of its properties in Gothenburg, where its headquarters is located. The initiative was carried out in support of the company’s sustainability goals and is intended to encourage other companies to make similar decisions, CEO Peter Olsson noted.
All of Joab’s solar plants are expected to become operational before next summer.
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