Teknos invests in solar power for its site in Rajamäki
In Rajamäki, Teknos produces powder coatings and waterborne liquid coatings. According to the company, the usage of the new solar panels will cover up to 2% of the energy usage for the whole factory. This means that the majority of the factory’s cooling processes can be run with solar energy. The 2% annual electricity savings at the factory are comparable with the annual consumption of energy of about ten electricity heated single-family homes.
600 solar panels on the roof
The rooftop of the Rajamäki factory was renovated for the solar panels during the turn of the year of 2022. The installation of the panels happened quickly and easily in just a couple of weeks. However, due to the shortage of components, the initialisation of the panels was slightly delayed and got started in early May. Now there lie almost 600 solar panels on the roof, which each year cover a total capacity of 210kW and produce 180MWh renewable domestic energy for the direct usage of the factory.
The techno-economic lifecycle of the panels is around 35 years, during which the panels can lower up to 15,000 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This amount corresponds to the emissions of 100,000 km usage of car. Additionally, info screens on the walls keep reminding employees and visitors about importance of the energy savings with some daily numbers and statistics.