The energy park on the roof will produce 24 GWh of electricity per year for the power plant’s own consumption, which amounts to 14% of the need
Stellaantis Vigo and Prolosia Energy are working on the implementation of a
photovoltaic power generation on the roof of the ships intended for own consumption, on the way to decarbonising the production process.
Prosolia Energy will develop the project at the Vigo plant in two phases and will carry out an investment of more than 12 million euros. 27,000 solar panels will be installed, covering an area of 170,000m2, which is equivalent to:
24 football fields.
The photovoltaic solar park of the Vigo plant, with a capacity of 18.78 MWp, will make it possible to obtain 23.7 GWh/year of decarbonised electricity, representing 14% of the electrical energy consumed in the production process. In the first phase, more than 15,000 solar panels will be installed on the roofs of buildings 01 and E, representing a surface area of more than 92,200 m2. Of
an installed capacity of 10.83 MWpwill generate 14.2 GWh of electricity per year.
In the second phase, 12,000 panels will be installed, representing a surface area of 77,400 m2, with a capacity of 8 MWp, good for 9.5 GWh per year.
The solar infrastructure will be ready by mid-2023, with the first phase starting in January. It will pour its production into “position 0”, the point from which the electrical energy for the factory’s production process is currently distributed.
Simultaneously with the start of this implantation, Stellaantis Vigo has already started studying an extension of the park to almost the entire covered surface of the plant. In this way, all generated photovoltaic energy, in addition to
for own consumptioncan be used for other purposes, such as hydrogen generation or discharge into the electricity grid.
With the photovoltaic installation in Vigo, which will be added to the existing ones in Zaragoza and Madrid, the three Stellantis plants in Spain will have photovoltaic installations that can obtain and generate their own carbon-free electricity, to
meet some of your needsthereby increasing its competitiveness in a market where the price of electricity is rising.
Source: La Verdad
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