Powered by Solnet Group's solar energy, SSAB Italy now runs production with fossil-free energy

Solnet Group, a Europe-wide operating solar energy company has just completed a turnkey solar plant project for SSAB's Italian branch, SSAB Swedish Steel S.p.A.

This project is the first time when solar panels are combined with a sustainable GreenCoat® color coated steel roof, which was supplied by Ruukki Construction, a division of the SSAB Group. GreenCoat® color-coated steels use Swedish rapeseed oil in the coating, a patented solution by SSAB that minimizes the ecological impact. 

Solnet Group is a provider of cutting-edge smart solar solutions for corporate customers in Europe. The company has taken care of planning SSAB’s solar plant project and installation of solar panels on the roof of the property. The system size is 756kWp and the annual estimated energy output is 830 MWh.

“We are happy to participate in SSAB’s fossil-free transition. Onsite solar is a great element for SSAB to reach their sustainability targets”, says Kaj Kangasmäki, CEO, of Solnet Group.

Taking solar energy into use will result in the complete operation of the SSAB Ghedi Steel Service Center using fossil-free energy, aligning with SSAB's broader commitment to sustainability. The company aims to largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from its operations by around 2030.

"We are happy to be able to reach our sustainability targets with the help of solar energy. We will consume roughly 50% of the solar energy provided by the solar system for our Ghedi steel service center production, office building, and the charging of our electric vehicles. The rest will be sold back to the grid”, says Julia Seeber, Managing Director, SSAB Swedish Steel S.p.A.

The SSAB Steel Service Center in Ghedi, Italy manufactures cut-to-length steel from well-known SSAB brands such as SSAB Laser, Strenx, SSAB Domex, and SSAB Boron. With an annual processing capacity of 80,000 tons, all production activities at this facility are now powered solely by fossil-free energy.


Further information:

Kaj Kangasmäki, CEO, Solnet Group, kaj.kangasmaki@solnet.group, +358 40 501 4429

Julia Seeber, Managing Director, SSAB Swedish Steel S.p.A., julia.seeber@ssab.com, +39 030 9058811


Solnet Group

Established in 2014, Solnet Group is a rapidly growing solar energy company with offices in the Netherlands, Germany, and Finland. In 2020, the company was listed as the 59th fastest-growing company in Europe on the Financial Times' FT1000 list and ranked third in the energy sector. As early as 2016, Solnet Group received the WWF Climate Solver award. Solnet Group provides comprehensive high-quality services ranging from consulting and design to installation across Europe. To make the project as easy as possible for our customers, we also offer services for project financing and the maintenance and repair of solar panels. Solnet's customers include large investment funds, retailers, manufacturers, as well as warehouses and logistics companies. For more information, please visit www.solnet.group

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