Exolum has commissioned a new photovoltaic plant for energy self-consumption at its Huelva terminal, which has an installed power of 3.88 megawatts (MW) through 9,000 solar panels distributed on a plot of 59,000 square meters, the company reported. .

Specifically, the construction of this infrastructure has required an investment of 2.3 million euros and guarantees the supply of 100% renewable energy equivalent to 32% of the total electricity consumption of this storage facility.

Exolum pointed out that the supply of energy from this new renewable solar energy plant will mean avoiding the emission of 1,332 tons of CO2 annually into the atmosphere.

The company has three other photovoltaic plants in operation at its facilities in Mora (Toledo), Algeciras and Barcelona and is building another two at the facilities in Poblete (Ciudad Real) and Arahal (Seville). The construction of another photovoltaic plant is also planned in Hallen (United Kingdom).

The development of this plant is part of the group’s sustainability strategy, which aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 68% in 2030 and become a zero-emissions company in 2040, in accordance with the Paris Agreements of December. of 2015 (COP 21) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Likewise, the company continues to carry out other alternatives to continue reducing its emissions, such as the incorporation of new technological developments, contracting ‘PPA’ of renewable origin or the diversification of energy supply sources ensuring that they are emissions-free.