Billund, March 1st, 2023: After having installed Denmark’s largest roof-mounted solar farm at its headquarters in Billund, Denmark in 2019, the LEGO Group today unveils that it hopes to build a new 80-100 MW solar park. The ambition is to cover the company’s total energy consumption in Billund, equivalent to powering around 20,000 Danish homes a year. The plan is subject to approval by the municipality of Billund. If approved, the LEGO Group expects the solar park to be operational in late 2026. Included in the plans is a proposal to work with partners to ensure the surrounding nature is preserved and strengthened. This includes planting new trees around the solar park. The LEGO Group also plans to make it a destination for local residents, introducing trail systems and a recreational area with a lookout tower and wood lodge where kids through learning through play activities can learn about the importance of preserving nature. Tim Brooks, VP of Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group said: “As a business, we are working hard to reduce emissions across our full value chain. Part of it is investing to support the development of renewable energy. That is why we are really excited about our plans to build a solar park at headquarters in Billund, which will cover 100 percent of our energy consumption and help make our operations carbon-neutral as we push towards a better world for our children to inherit.
“We also plan to create a green space that the local community can use and enjoy – and where families can come together to play and learn. To make the process as inclusive and transparent as possible, we hope to develop the park’s design in close dialogue with neighbours – and the local community in general.”
This investment in renewable energy is part of the LEGO Group’s ambition to expand solar capacity at its sites around the world to help create a better future for the builders of tomorrow. Together with its partners, the LEGO Group intends to continue to invest in renewable energy and has recently announced plans to build solar parks at its new factories in Vietnam and the United States. Finally, the company is also investing to build a four MW solar farm next to its new Kornmarken Campus, helping it to achieve its aim for the new building to be certified as LEED Platinum.
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