Climate Change and Energy in Malmö
Malmö aims to be a world-leading climate city, and we're far on the way already. Our broad-based efforts cover traffic, energy and city planning, and also consumption, education and lifestyles.
But cutting emissions isn't enough. We also have to adapt our society to climate changes like extreme precipitation and drought.
Lillgrund Wind Park is located approximately 10 kilometres of the south coast of Malmö, in the Öresund (the sound between Sweden and Denmark). Lillgrund is Sweden´s largest investment in wind and to date, the third largest instillation of off-shore wind energy in the world. The park produces 0.33 TWh of electricity per year, equivalent to the household electricity consumption of 60,000 homes.
Energy efficient buildings
Sadelmakarbyn´s preschool in Southern Malmöis the municipality´s first low-energy preschool, an important pilot project for the construction of future municipal buildings. The preschool´s walls are a half meter thick, using dense materials whist energy consumption for water heating is limited to 70 kWh per square meter per year.
In the Western Harbour development, Flagghusen, two low energy houses have been built without traditional heating system. This trend continues to be interesting in both the WesternHarbour and Hyllie developments from the perspective of the municipality and building firms.
Solar cells in SegePark
Sege Park in Malmö, completed in summer 2007, features the largest photovoltaic plant in Sweden, consisting of 1250 square meters of solar cells with a peak power of 166 kW. It is also planned that this neighbourhood, featuring a former hospital, will also become an environmentally sustainable city district.
The City of Malmö , together with Skåne Energy Agency, Lund ´s University of Technology and Solar Region plan to develop the region into the leading Nordic region in terms of production of solar energy. The spectacular solar recipients
The City of Malmö and the energy provider, E-ON, are working together to advance the use of biogas as an energy source. In this regard, Sjölunda Treatment Plant was renovated in fall 2008 to support the production of biogas from collected waste.