Dotnuva Baltic’s solar power valley welcomes spring sun

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UAB Dotnuva Baltic, owned by AB Akola Group, installed two of its own solar power plants, with a total capacity of 200 kilowatts, on a 5,000 square metre plot of land at its head office in Dotnuva.

2024.04.11

Solar power valley will cover almost half of the company’s electricity demand

In autumn last year, UAB Dotnuva Baltic, owned by AB Akola Group, installed two of its own solar power plants, with a total capacity of 200 kilowatts, on a 5,000 square metre plot of land at its head office in Dotnuva. Dotnuva Baltic, together with other companies in the Group, aims to become as climate-neutral as possible and is implementing independent power generation solutions that reduce environmental pollution and CO2 footprint.

The 306 solar modules, covering around 5,000 square meters area, cost the company more than €250,000 and the first solar energy collection started at the end of September 2023. Until then, the company has been using only green electricity from an independent supplier and has been implementing various energy saving measures.

Today, the fully operational solar power plants generate electricity on a sunny day, which is distributed equally between the two neighboring companies. The 100 kW plant will cover about 45% of the electricity needs of all the UAB Dotnuva Baltic units in Lithuania, while the other 100 kW will cover about 15% of the electricity needs of the UAB Dotnuva Seeds seed preparation factory in Lithuania.

Rimas Menšikovas, Head of Operations and Maintenance at Dotnuva Baltic, is pleased that the company has taken a strong step towards energy independence and can generate the electricity it needs, thus reducing its CO2 footprint and environmental pollution.

Rimas Menšikovas, Head of Operations and Maintenance at Dotnuva Baltic

With the installation of the solar power plants in Dotnuva, three of the four tractors in the workshop are being repaired and every sixth ton of seed at Dotnuva Seeds is being prepared using the electricity generated by the solar power plants.

The solar valley is not the first step towards sustainability for Dotnuva Baltic. Last October, a fully energy-independent modern technical service and sales centre was opened in Šiauliai. It features a geothermal heating system, capillary cooling in the administrative areas and chilled water cooling in the service workshops via radiators. A 60 kW solar power plant has been installed on the roof of the building, which generates enough energy to meet all the needs of the Šiauliai centre throughout the year. Two charging stations for electric vehicles are located next to the building.

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