Oslo

Solar panels on the city hall roof in Oslo

The red-green city council in Oslo plans to install solar panels on the city hall roof.

The plan is that the panel will produce 100,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, writes VG . It is not enough to drive the entire town hall, but will take care of the facade lighting and the lights in the house’s halls, says city council leader Raymond Johansen (AP) and environmental agency Lan Marie Nguyen Berg (MDG).

– It is very fun to have solar panels on the roof. It shows that it is possible to establish solar cells on old buildings – and can help cover some of the electricity consumption, says Berg.

Johansen hopes it can be an inspiration for others. He also draws other electrification projects such as electric buses and transition to electric operation on the Nesodd boats during the year.

While the two city councils look to the White House for inspiration, a number of other Norwegian municipalities have also placed solar cells on the city hall roofs. Johansen hopes the state can now follow in the capital’s footsteps.

– I really think that the Storting should follow us with solar cells on its roof, he says.

(© NTB)

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