As a first step, rooftop solar power systems will be installed at Toyota Material Handling's production and management facilities in five countries, through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). Installations are planned to take place later in 2019 and the headquarters in Mjölby is first out.
Towards a carbon-free society
Electrification is accelerating within logistics, driving an increased demand for renewable energy. Electric forklift trucks with lithium-ion batteries, powered by solar electricity from a company's own roof can create environmental as well as financial gains. The vision for this solar programme is therefore also to develop solar power solutions that lets Toyota Material Handling's partners and customers move the world towards a carbon free society. The solutions will extend from rooftop solar power solutions up to Li-ion batteries as stationary storage for solar power.
"We want our solar programme to echo all the way from our production sites to suppliers and customers who use our products. By adding more renewable energy to the grid we help to remove fossil power in Europe. That is true impact on our future – and what we are aiming for is to invite our partners and customers in this journey to the carbon-free society," says Matthias Fischer, President and CEO at Toyota Material Handling Europe.
The programme is an important step towards reaching Toyota's energy targets of 100% renewable electricity in 2020 and zero carbon emissions from all products and solutions by 2050.
Stationary storage for solar energy
Under the programme, the module-based Li-ion batteries will be given a third life as cost-efficient, stationary storage for solar energy. Thereby electric trucks can be charged with solar energy, even when the sun is not shining.
"Partnering up with Eneo feels like a perfect match. Their world-class expertise will guarantee effective and long-lasting solutions. It will be exciting to see what we can accomplish together to lower our products' environmental impact." concludes Matthias Fischer.
"This partnership is one of a kind. Toyota is determined to reach zero emissions for their products, an ambition to which solar power and battery solutions are a stepping stone. Eneo is proud to be a part of this journey." says Harald Överholm, CEO at Eneo Solutions.
About Eneo Solutions
Eneo Solutions was founded in 2013 and offers its customers easy access to green energy. Eneo is a full-service solar energy consultancy and PPA provider for the world's most ambitious leaders in environmental sustainability. The first solar PPA provider in the European Nordic region, Eneo Solutions develops custom renewable energy solutions for businesses. Today, Eneo operates more than 40 solar energy facilities for large corporations and the public sector. Visit our website to find out how your business can reduce carbon emissions with solar energy. https://eneosolutions.se/en-start/
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