Omniva’s new logistics centre in Tallinn gets a great deal of electricity it needs with the help of solar power panels. A total of 1,667 monocrystalline panels have been installed on the roof of the centre; the panels take up an area the size of 1.5 football fields (10,000 m²). This is one of the largest Estonian solar panel parks installed on the roof of a company for their own use.
Omniva is no stranger to responsible and environmentally friendly approaches – the electricity we use for sorting parcels and mail in the logistics centre comes from a renewable source of energy and has been produced locally. In addition to environmental conservation, using renewable energy is also beneficial financially.
The use of renewable energy is gaining popularity – 16.8% of electricity in Estonia comes from renewable sources of energy and 1% of that has been created by using solar power. There are a little over 1,200 solar power stations connected to the network in Estonia.
Did you know?
- Omniva’s solar power panels provide so much energy from the sun, that it would be enough for almost 114 average households
- The usage solar panels usually pays off in 7-9 years.
- If there’s a lot of sun and the consumption is little, it is possible to store the energy and sell it to other consumers.
- The country that uses the most solar energy in Europe is Germany.