Škoda Auto to build country’s largest rooftop solar plant

Robert McLean

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In arguably the best news of the week, Škoda Auto and the ČEZ energy company announced plans to install the largest roof photovoltaic system in the Czech Republic. The rooftop electric plant is due to go online by the fall. A total of almost 6,000 solar panels will be installed with a rated output of 2,300 kW (kilowatts). The project will employ latest-generation solar panels, which have more than twice the capacity of conventional photovoltaic modules.

It’s part of Škoda’s commitment to use only renewable energy sources for the cars and components it produces in the Czech Republic by the second half of this decade. In order to have the process more under its own control, Škoda Auto set up and is the major shareholder in ŠKO-ENERGO, which supplies all the carmarker’s Czech production sites with energy and partners in various energy projects.

At the end of 2019, the car manufacturer put a solar-power rooftop installation with a rated output of 441 kWp (kilowatts peak) on its Service Centre in Kosmonosy.













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