Parks and Resorts, owner and operator of some of the most popular theme and amusement parks in Sweden, is part of the project of building Sweden’s largest solar park. This means that the amusement park Gröna Lund at Djurgården will be powered by self-produced green energy during high seasons from summer 2023.
Sweden’s largest solar park
Svea Solar, which has built around twenty solar parks around Sweden, is building the facility. They will own and manage the solar park, while Parks and Resorts will buy the electricity produced over the next 10 years through the electricity company Bixia. The park’s installed power will be around 20 MW. This means that the facility will produce approximately 20 GWh per year. It is as much electricity as is consumed in about 4,000 Swedish villas in one year. This solar park will thus be a welcome contribution to the Swedish energy transition.
– Sustainability is a matter of the heart for us, and we want to be part of the transition and make a real difference! Therefore, it feels fantastic that we can participate and contribute to the infrastructure for green electricity by building Sweden’s largest solar park. This is important both for our future energy consumption, sustainability goals, and Sweden’s energy transition, says Christer Fogelmarck, CEO of Parks and Resorts.
The Parks and Resorts amusement park group welcome more than three million visitors annually. Visitors that now can look forward to a greener visit. The building of the solar park outside Nyköping, about 165 km south of Stockholm, will start in autumn 2022 and is expected to be completed in spring 2023.
Parks and Resorts’ investment in a solar power plant contributes to reducing Stockholm’s environmental impact. (11.6)
Parks and Resorts’ investment in a solar power plant contributes to reduced CO2 emissions. (13.2)
Parks and Resorts enter a collaboration with Svea Solar and Bixia to enable long-term sustainable production of green electricity. (17.17)