The 10-year agreement will see the Scandinavian manufacturer of urban furniture purchase enough green electricity to cover the entire energy consumption of its Swedish operations.
A step toward sustainable furniture
Vestre manufactures furniture for cities, parks and outdoor spaces with the aim of being the world’s most sustainable furniture company. With a global customer base and manufacturing facilities in the Nordics, Vestre understands its responsibility to reduce the emissions of its operations. A key focus of its sustainability strategy is to create products that last for decades while ensuring the energy it purchases is green. Through the PPA with Better Energy, Vestre will cover the energy consumption at its Swedish facilities.
“As our first corporate PPA, it was important that we purchase enough green electricity to cover the energy consumption of our Swedish operations,” says Bjørn Fjellstad, CEO at Vestre. “At Vestre, we live by the motto: ‘Everyone can save the world. A little’. Through this PPA with Better Energy, we can reduce our emissions while helping bring additional renewable energy to Sweden.”
Green energy for Swedish partners
The partnership with Vestre showcases Better Energy’s readiness to provide Swedish companies with the opportunity to offtake new renewable energy. Throughout the Swedish market, PPAs are increasingly recognised as a tool for companies to decrease their environmental impact and participate in the green transition. The Studsvik project is being developed without subsidies and on market terms through demand for green electricity.
“Vestre is a great example of a company taking action to ensure its products are manufactured sustainably,” said Mikkel Thorup, Director of PPAs at Better Energy. “Our new solar park near Studsvik means that we can work with Swedish companies across sectors to tailor solutions to their energy requirements – bringing them closer to their sustainability targets.”
A new solar park coming to Sweden
The PPA contributes to a new Better Energy solar park in Sweden near Studsvik. Located south of Stockholm, the park will generate 25 GWh of renewable energy annually. The additional green energy produced equates to the electricity consumption of over 4,000 Swedish homes. With grid connection expected in late 2024, the park will be amongst the largest solar parks in Sweden.
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About Better Energy
Better Energy is a fully integrated renewable energy company that builds additional green energy capacity. We develop, build, own and operate large-scale renewable energy parks with an integrated focus on local and regional value creation and a strong commitment to nature. The clean electricity we sell is more affordable than coal, oil, and gas, and we are one of the fastest growing providers of solar energy in Northern Europe with a pipeline of over 13 GW of solar parks.
Vestre is one of Scandinavia’s leading producers of urban furniture and has created social, sustainable meeting places for millions of people for over 70 years. Sustainability, locally produced materials, and the least possible environmental impact are pivotal to the company’s furniture production. Vestre is a Norwegian family business, the products are manufactured in Norway and Sweden and are available in almost 200 different colours with a lifetime anti-rust warranty.