The solar power plant has a power output of over 300 kWp and it’s composed of 1150 solar panels corresponding to one hectare or half of the roof area of Stalatubes premises in Lahti.
According to the company's calculations, the output of the photovoltaic system will cover the electricity consumption of lighting, information technology, building technology as a whole and the stand-by electricity of production equipment. At its best, solar energy fulfills almost a third of the company's electricity needs in Lahti.
Stalatube’s solar power plant's repayment period will be about 12 years. Solar panels have a lifetime of 25-30 years, and even then of their solar energy collection capacity is at 80%. The solar power plant produces electricity completely free of pollution, so the investment is not only economically sensible but also ecological.
"Respect for the environment is one of Stalatube's core values, so the use and production of clean, renewable energy is a natural development for our company,” says Managing Director Jukka Nummi.
Sustainability is in our core
“As a member of Cleantech Finland and a pioneer in the field, we want to show others how ecological choices and profitable business do not exclude one another – quite the opposite. For us, sustainable development is at the heart of our business: stainless steel as material choice is long-lasting, non-toxic, maintenance-free and completely recyclable.”