SEAT to triple its renewable energy capacity 02 December 2023 0

SEAT conducts decarbonization plan very ambitious. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2018, a step towards carbon neutrality by 2050. The main levers for achieving this goal are the electrification of cars, which reduces the carbon footprint of their use. using clean energy to charge electric vehicles and promoting a circular economy, as well as decarbonization at the manufacturing stage.

Now the Spanish automaker has announced an important new part of its project. Really, will triple its off-grid renewable energy production capacity with 39,000 new solar panels.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

The extension will include installation solar panels spreads over an area of ​​233,000 square meters in three production plants: Martorell, El Prat and Barcelona.

new photovoltaic system, dubbed SEAT on Sol 2, will become one of the largest in Europe in terms of its own consumption. The installation of solar panels will provide an additional 21 MW of power, allowing it to independently generate approximately 29 GWh of clean energy per year, enough to fully charge 500,000 CUPRA Born. This clean energy will be combined with the use of certified green electricity from external sources at all of the company’s CO2-free sites.

This expansion builds on the success of the SEAT al Sol project, which has been in operation since 2013 and will always remain operational. The plant, with a total of 53,000 panels on the roofs of workshops and warehouses for vehicles produced at the Martorella plant, offers a capacity of 11 MW and generates 17 GWh of clean energy annually.

Overall, the company’s renewable energy project will offer a total of 32 MW of electricity and will autonomously produce 46 GWh of renewable energy per year. Markus HauptExecutive Vice President, Production and Logistics, SEAT, commented:

SEAT in its second phase reinforces the goal of decarbonising our structures and highlights the importance of renewable energy as a competitive element in our sector. The expansion of the photovoltaic project is part of SEAT’s most ambitious transformation in our history towards a new era of electric mobility.

Author: Filippo Vendrame

Source: HD Motori

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