Daikin installs solar photo-voltaics at its Ostend site in Belgium
Daikin Europe has installed almost 2000 solar PV panels at its factory at Ostend in Belgium which are designed to generate about 400 MWh of electricity a year. They will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 160 t a year. The system capacity of 400 MWh a year was dictated by limitations in the region’s electricity grid because of the high number of renewable systems already in place.
The solar panels are located on certain plant roofs. To highlight the effort and increase environmental awareness, the performance of the installation will be shown on screens in the factory and reception area. Real-time data include daily energy production, CO2 saved and comparisons with previous periods, The minimum life of the installation is 20 years, but actual life is expected to be 30 to 40 years.