Nissan’s commitment to become more sustainable in its global operations is looking extremely bright at its facility in the Netherlands. The Nissan Motor Parts Center, which is located in Amsterdam, is now harnessing solar power from the nearly 9,000 photo-voltaic panels that line its roof. Collectively, the panels can potentially generate 70 percent of the energy the facility needs to operate each year. The renewable energy the solar panels create will effectively decrease the amount of C02 the parts center produces as well, upwards of 1.17 million kilograms. The country’s national grid will also earn a boost of energy from the solar-paneled roof.
“Nissan is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our facilities across Europe, and we are delighted that we can today confirm the switch-on of the solar roof at our parts centre in Amsterdam,” said Francisco Carranza, Managing Director, Nissan Energy. “Investing in and integrating new energy solutions is a cornerstone of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and this project is a clear demonstration that we not only strive to transform the way you drive, but also the way you live.”
To fund the sustainable solar-powered project, Nissan is getting a bit of help from a national crowdfunding scheme.
“Amsterdam is one of the most forward-thinking cities in Europe, and we’re excited to be able to help the city make clever and efficient use of space, energy and resources while making our own operations much more sustainable,” said Koen Maes, Managing Director, Nissan Benelux.”