When the lights are turned on at Lundbeck next year, their electricity consumption will be matched by an equal amount of solar power. The electricity will be generated at a solar park which is built and financed through the PPA that runs for seven years. Lundbeck has prioritised that new PPAs should have a direct effect on the construction of new renewable capacity in Denmark.
“Since 2006, we have reduced our carbon emissions by more than 70 percent, and this new solar park is the next step towards our ambition of reaching carbon neutrality. We are very pleased to be a part of adding new green energy to the grid and look forward to seeing the solar park,” says Lundbeck’s Senior Director for Compliance and Sustainability, Uffe Kåre Rasmussen.
The solar park will be built in Guldborgsund Municipality in Denmark and is expected to be connected to the electricity grid within the next twelve months. The agreement is a hedge against rising electricity costs as it entails a low fixed cost of electricity for the next seven years. Danish solar power is now more cost-effective than fossil energy.“
Sustainable businesses can make a world of difference by ensuring that their electricity consumption is matched by additional new renewable capacity. This is exactly what Lundbeck does with this agreement,” explains Rasmus Lildholdt Kjær, CEO of Better Energy.The new solar park will have a capacity of 34 MW and is expected to generate the equivalent of the average annual electricity consumption of 21,250 Danes.