Circular Lighting Report

Lighting firm installs 2,000 solar panels


Leading European lighting manufacturer SG Lighting has installed 2,000 solar panels on the roof of its factory in Lillesand, Norway.

The photovoltaic installation – which covers 7,200 square metres – represents one of the most ambitious PV projects in the industry.

The panels have an estimated annual output of 807,000 kWh – more than the family-owned company requires for its own 10,000 square metres of warehousing and administration operations. The surplus is sold back to the Norwegian power grid.

The solar equipment was installed by Solar Technologies of Scandinavia and installed by electrical contracting firm Avitell Elektro.

SG Lighting has also committed to publishing specific environmental product declarations for all its new luminaires.

SG Lighting holds Eco-Lighthouse certification – Norway’s most widely used environmental management scheme – since spring 2019. This certification is approved by the European Union.

The company must submit an annual report to the Eco-Lighthouse Foundation detailing ongoing improvements in its environmental work. AG also has an environmental ambassador who is responsible for challenging the company’s management team to consider the environment in decisions it makes and strategies it adopts.

The company says it ‘endeavours to make durable, high-quality products that minimise waste and use of raw materials;. We are a member of a commercial electrical waste collection and treatment scheme in Norway. SG Armaturen is concerned with saving energy, and is a driving force in developing long-lasting LED luminaires that reduce energy consumption.

SG is working to reduce its own energy consumption and adopt clean energy sources such as geothermal energy and solar power. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals provide a global roadmap towards a more sustainable society. SG Armaturen is actively engaged in three of the goals: affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth and responsible consumption and production.

• Remanufacturing Lighting is the subject of a special one-day conference organised by Recolight and taking place on Thursday 27 April 2023 at the Coin Street Conference Centre in London. This CPD-approved event will give you the tools, insights and contacts make a success of luminaire reconditioning and reuse. You’ll learn how to sell the concept of reconditioned lights, develop best practice policies, comply with the standards, set up a testing regime for reused luminaires and remanufacture fittings at scale. The gathering will also give you inspiration from real world projects which prove that remanufacturing can be a success everyone. You’ll also meet key players in the remanufacturing industry  network with specifiers with the power to get your products into projects. See more HERE.

Ray Molony

Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.