Nokian Tyres has completed the installation of solar panels to power its distribution facility located in Colchester, Vermont, USA.


Image: Nokian Tyres installs solar panels to power Vermont facility. Photo: Courtesy of Nokian Tyres.

Currently, the total annual output of the facility is approximately 427,500 kWh, which covers over 110% of the facilities annual usage, allowing the solar array to send excess energy to the renewable power grid.

Nokian Tyres marketing director Hans Dyhrman said: “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.

“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.”

Nokian Tyres sustainability goals for 2020 includes a significant reduction of rolling resistance in products, cutting C02 emissions from production by 20% and auditing all of its natural rubber products.

The Vermont warehouse currently holds around 350,000 passenger car tires.

Source: Company Press Release