With more than 48,000 solar panels and a maximum power of 18 MW, the photovoltaic system built in the warehouse of PVH Europe sets a new world record.
The Dutch solar roof steals the world record from India.
The largest solar roof in the world? It was inaugurated these days in Venlo, the Netherlands. On October 6, the 48,000 solar panels covering the warehouse and logistics center of PVH Europe, a division of Tommy Hilfiger, were put into operation.
With a maximum power of 18 MW, the gigantic plant has set the world record for industrial photovoltaic roofs, a record that India held until recently. And that’s not all. The project also represents an excellent result for self-consumption.
The electricity produced, in addition to covering 100% of the needs of the Vento wind power distribution center, will also provide all the energy necessary for the company’s offices and stores on Dutch territory through agreements. network exchange.
It is an incredible step for our warehouse and our logistics center, as well as for the path towards sustainable development undertaken by PVH Europe. We participated in the installation of what we believe to be the most powerful and fully operational solar roof in the world today, a huge step forward in our commitment to be powered 100% by renewable electricity. by 2030 and reduce supply chain emissions by 30%. by 2030. This would not have been possible without a world-class team of such talented, passionate and dedicated employees.
Martijn Hagman, CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Global.
Today, the factory distributes up to 600,000 pieces per day, including Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein products, to stores in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, or directly to customers.
A complex structure, therefore, which has long made sustainability its main objective.
We believe that logistics centers will represent the next generation of photovoltaic power plants. The collaboration with PVH Europe for the solar roof project supports our ambition to invest in renewable energies, creating added value for our customers by allowing them to reduce their carbon footprint.
Philippe Deschilder, CEO of Heylen Warehouses.