On Thursday 11 April, The King travelled to Morgongåva in Uppland to visit Morgongåva Business Park and Sweden's largest rooftop solar cell installation at Apotea's logistics centre.
During the morning, The King was welcomed to Morgongåva and was given an introduction to the history of ironworks and industry from King Oscar's Foundry in 1873 to today's e-commerce.
The King then visited Apotea's logistics facility and warehouse, and was given a tour of the 38,000 m² premises. Four packs can be dispatched to customers every second from the facility.
The building is home to Sweden's largest rooftop solar cell installation, which The King then visited.
In total, the installation consists of 5,560 solar cell modules with a surface area of 9,100 m². The logistics centre is self-sufficient in terms of electricity, and the surplus is sold to an energy company. The solar cells in Morgongåva produce around 1.4 GWh each year.
Before the end of the visit, a seminar was held on the development of solar cell technology, with Professor Marika Edoff and Professor Johan Tysk from Uppsala University and Lars Hedström, founder of solar cell company Solkompaniet.
Last year, The King opened a solar cell installation on the roof of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. This is central Stockholm's largest rooftop solar cell installation, consisting of 600 panels covering 1,000 m².
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