World's Most Powerful Rooftop Solar Plant Comes Online in Europe

Oct 7, 2020 10:09 PM ET
  • PVH Europe has revealed the setup of what is thought to be the world's most powerful (presently operational) roof planetary system
World's Most Powerful Rooftop Solar Plant Comes Online in Europe

PVH Europe, the international headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and the European offices of Calvin Klein, both had by PVH Corp., has actually announced the installation of what is thought to be the globe's most powerful (presently functional) rooftop solar system at its advanced Warehouse as well as Logistics Center in Venlo, the Netherlands.

Produced by greater than 48,000 solar panels, the solar roof system covers the Center's electrical energy footprint, in addition to indirectly giving 100 percent of all power for PVH Europe's storehouses, offices as well as shops in the Netherlands using the Dutch public power network.

Secret Facts:

  • The Venlo stockroom is PVH Europe's primary warehouse covering 110,000 m2.
  • Awarded a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) sustainability score of "Very Good".
  • The world's most effective solar roof covering, with an ability to generate 18 MWp (megawatt height).
  • Helped with by over 48,000 high-performance solar panels.
  • Fully powers all PVH Europe owned shops, warehouses as well as workplaces in the Netherlands.

PVH Europe's energy companion, Eneco, has accredited that all energy needed to power these structures is generated by the brand-new roof installation.

The company mentioned that this milestone notes an additional action in its trip to obtain 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources for its offices, storage facilities and shops, and also to drive a 30 percent decrease in supply chain carbon emissions by 2030. This work is linked to PVH's science-based exhausts target lined up with the most ambitious level of decarbonisation as laid out by the Paris Agreement. It is also among the concerns laid out in the company's Forward Fashion business obligation strategy, which intends to lower negative effects to absolutely no, boost favorable effects to 100 percent and also enhance the over 1 million lives throughout the company's worth chain.

" This is an extraordinary turning point for our Warehouse and Logistics Center in Venlo and also for PVH Europe's sustainability trip," said Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. "We have taken part in the installation of what our company believe is now the globe's most effective, completely functional solar roof system-- a substantial stride in our dedication to be powered by 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and decrease supply chain discharges by 30 percent by 2030. This would certainly not have been possible without a best-in-class group of such talented, passionate, and dedicated PVH affiliates."

The stockroom's Very Good ranking by BREEAM incorporates exemplary requirements for energy, water, transportation, products, waste, pollution, ecology, health as well as well-being. This is mirrored through energy-efficient lighting in 100 percent of the room, using 100 percent FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified product packaging as well as 100 percent recycling of all cardboard, plastics and also published material.

PVH specifies the project as the "world's most powerful solar roofing" as the most powerful solar roof covering that is presently operational and installed on one single structure.

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