Ports of Stockholm commits to even more photovoltaic systems as taxation drops

The photovoltaic system on the roof of the Banankompaniet building at the Frihamnen port.

On the same day that the tax for solar energy becomes almost negligible, Ports of Stockholm is renewing its commitment to photovoltaic systems by bringing a brand new system into operation at the Frihamnen port.

On 1st July the tax imposed on solar energy will drop substantially*, which has resulted in Ports of Stockholm once again committing to photovoltaic systems in the company’s efforts to become a fossil fuel-free operation. An entirely new system will come into operation on 1st July on the roof of the Banankompaniet building at the Frihamnen port. The system will have a power output of 83 kW and the electricity will be used to power the building.

“The reduction of the solar energy tax on 1st July means that photovoltaic systems can continue to expand at a rapid rate in Sweden. Ports of Stockholm is an excellent example of a company that is now continuing to establish photovoltaic systems on the roofs of its buildings. This is a direct effect of the new legislation,” says Johan Öhnell, Public Relations Officer for the Swedish Solar Energy Commission (Solelkommissionen) and Chair of Solkompaniet.

“It feels excellent to be able to resume our commitment to solar energy as a part of Ports of Stockholm’s goal to become a fossil fuel-free operation. The tax reduction means that this once again becomes financially viable,” says Stefan Hansson, Chair of the Board at Port of Stockholm.

Including the new facility, Ports of Stockholm has five photovoltaic systems. The first, and largest, came into operation as early as 2013 on the roof of the Magasin 6 building at the Frihamnen port.

Facts about Ports of Stockholm’s photovoltaic systems

 System

Number of solar panels

Photovoltaic cell surface area, m2

Maximum power output, kW

Electricity produced, kW/year

 Frihamnen port,
 Magasin 6
885 1 400 225 200 000
 Port of Nynäshamn 500 800 125 125 000
 Port of Kapellskär 255 400 60 55 000
 Värtahamnen port 166 270 55 55 000
 Frihamnen port,
 Banankompaniet
275 440 83 75 000

 Total

2 081

5 391

548

510 000

 
Read more about Ports of Stockholm´s photovoltaic systems

* On 1st July the solar energy tax will drop from 29.5 öre/kWh to 0.5 öre/kWh.

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Please contact us

Ingrid Hansson, Public Relations Manager, Ports of Stockholm, +46(0)70-770 27 47, ingrid.hansson@stockholmshamnar.se

Johan Öhnell, Public Relations Officer for the Swedish Solar Energy Commission (Solelkommissionen) and Chair of Solkompaniet, +46(0)708-515850, johan.ohnell@solkompaniet.se