Nokian Tyres’ US warehouse goes solar

Solar panels installed on the roof of Nokian Tyres’ distribution centre in Vermont, USA have the capacity to more than meet the facility’s entire electricity requirements. The solar equipment’s total annual output is said to be approximately 427,500 kWh, which is 110 per cent of annual usage at the Colchester site. Excess energy will be supplied to the grid.

“We continuously work to protect the planet and want to ensure we are doing everything possible to contribute to our long-term work towards environmental sustainability,” said Hans Dyhrman, director of marketing, Nokian Tyres. “Not only will this project contribute to keeping business costs at a minimum, but it will assist in our efforts to generate clean and renewable energy.”

According to Nokian Tyres, the company’s sustainability goals for 2020 include a significant reduction of rolling resistance in products, cutting C02 emissions from production by 20 per cent and auditing all of its natural rubber products.

The warehouse in Colchester, Vermont currently holds around 350,000 passenger car tyres.

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