Products of Change


Mon 13 Mar 2023 | by Rob Hutchins

LEGO details solar park plans to cover 100% of its energy consumption in Billund

The LEGO Group has detailed plans to build a new 80 to 100 MW solar park that will aim to cover the company’s total energy consumption in Billund. This will be the equivalent to powering around 20,000 Danish homes a year through solar energy. The plan is subject to approval by the municipality of Billund, but if given the green light, is expected to be operational in late 2026. Included in the plans is a proposal to work with partners to ensure the surrounding nature is preserved and strengthened. This includes planting new trees around the solar park. The LEGO Group also plans to make it a destination for local residents, introducing trails and a recreational area with a lookout tower and wood lodge where kids can learn about the importance of preserving nature. Tim Brooks, vice president of environmental responsibility at The LEGO Group, said: “As a business, we are working hard to reduce emissions across our full value chain. Part of it is investing to support the development of renewable energy. That is why we are really excited about our plans to build a solar park at headquarters in Billund, which will cover 100% of our energy consumption and help make our operations carbon-neutral as we push towards a better world for our children to inherit. “We also plan to create a green space that the local community can use and enjoy – and where families can come together to play and learn. To make the process as inclusive and transparent as possible, we hope to develop the park’s design in close dialogue with neighbours – and the local community in general.” This investment in renewable energy is part of the LEGO Group’s ambition to expand solar capacity at its sites around the world to help create a better future for the builders of tomorrow. Together with its partners, LEGO Group intends to continue to invest in renewable energy and has recently announced plans to build solar parks at new factories in Vietnam and in the US.