Solar system on the roof of Biomedicum
During the fall, the solar system on the roof of Biomedicum was installed, with a helicopter. The surface is 440 sq.m. and the solar cells are estimated to have an annual energy output of approximately 38,000 kwh, the same annual consumption of 15 - 20 electric cars running 1000 mils / year. The solar panels are vertically positioned on the building so that they can be seen from the campus.
The solar cells contribute both to the environmental goals for Biomedicum, which recently achieved the requirements for Environmental Building Silver, and will be an important contribution to Campus Solna's overall sustainability goals.
The solar cells contribute both to the environmental goals for Biomedicum, who recently achieved the requirements for Environmental Building Silver, and will be an important contribution to Campus Solna's overall sustainability goals.
In the common Campus plan established by KI and Akademiska Hus is a major focus on sustainability. Solar cells on the rooftops in campus are included as a long-term sustainability goal, to minimize energy consumption and promote the potential for local energy production.
About the Karolinska Institute's energy work
Energy use is one of KI's significant environmental aspects, and is one of the areas that have a high priority in environmental and sustainability work.
KI will have an efficient and long term climate-neutral energy use. One of KI's environmental goals is to reduce energy consumption per square meter by 25% to 2025, compared with 2010.
As part of this work, investments are included in a transition to renewable energy sources, where solar cells are an example. KI and Akademiska Hus looks at potential investments for the continued expansion of the solar cell stock. KI also make other energy saving projects along with the property owner.