Local energy production in action: Igelbodaplatån

How a Swedish housing cooperative turned apartments into energy-saving hubs.

In Saltsjöbaden, just outside Stockholm, the housing cooperative Igelbodaplatån has significantly reduced its energy consumption. This accomplishment results from implementing geothermal heating systems, installing solar panels and upgrading the windows. These measures have not only earned the cooperative an energy class C rating but also substantially lowered energy expenses for its tenants. Impressively, Igelbodaplatån ranked as  Sweden’s 52nd-largest solar energy producer in 2021  and produces up to 500,000-540,000 kWh per year. Discover how local energy production can bring about wide-ranging benefits.