We are proud to announce that Cofoco is the first restaurant chain in Denmark to become CO2 neutral with our very own solar park.
In a partnership with solar energy company Better Energy, Cofoco now co-owns a solar park that produces enough energy to cover far more than our own energy consumption both now and with future growth of the company.
By investing in solar energy we minimize the negative impact that we as a company that services more than 700.000 guests every year has on the environment. At the same time, we want to show our commitment to helping secure a sustainable future for our surroundings.
The solar panels are located on large green fields just outside of the town Nees in the Northwestern part of Jutland. The fields offer perfect conditions for organic farming as no chemicals or pesticides are used on vegetation or for maintenance of the solar panels. This also helps preserve the local ground water. The vegetation is maintained by ducks and geese that grasses on the fields.
It all comes down to taking responsibility
We know that we are facing serious climate challenges and that we all have to act in order to turn things around for the better. We believe companies like ourselves play a big part in turning the climate challenges around and hope that our actions and initiatives inspire other companies to also make a change so that we collectively can work towards a more sustainable future.
It has always been important to us to run a responsible company that our employees can be proud of. That is why this investment in solar power has been a natural step for us.
About the Solar Park
Our solar park in Nees is developed and built by the solar energy company Better Energy.
The solar park covers an area of six hectares, which is the equivalent of nine football fields. In addition to generating sustainable energy for Cofoco's restaurants and hotel, the solar panels generate a large amount of sustainable energy for the national energy grid. View the video below that takes you on a trip to our solar park.