Hatching a plan for lower carbon emissions
Rooftop PV for a Norwegian fish hatchery
Adding solar panels to a working fishery has helped Lerøy Seafood Group drastically cut their carbon footprint. We were there to help them realise one of Norway’s largest solar projects.
Setting the scene
When the Lerøy Kjærelva fish hatchery was built in 2017, its 14,000 m2 roof was meant to host solar panels. Those plans were delayed until 2022, when novotegra was chosen to help the site meet its planned environmental potential.
Meeting the challenges
Working within the constraints of the existing site, we sat down to optimise the project layout. An east-west facing installation would allow the hatchery to make the best possible use of its huge size.
This is one of the biggest rooftop photovoltaics installations on the Norwegian west coast, perhaps even the biggest. It’s now saving around 1.2 GWh of electricity per year. That’s roughly 75 households worth of consumption. Lerøy are one step closer to meeting their environmental pledges.
"A site this large was always a strong candidate for rooftop PV. The novotegra system helped us efficiently realise that potential.”