The Community has launched a pilot project of self-consumption of energy applied to ITV stations, which will allow them to obtain all the electricity necessary for operation from the solar panels installed on the roof and reach the level of 'zero consumption' of the network Electric with solar energy.
The ITV of Alcantarilla is the first installation of these characteristics that will be fully nourished during the sunny hours of the photovoltaic energy generated by the 136 panels placed on the roof of the building that will be able to produce 65,500 kilowatt hours per year.
The Minister of Enterprise, Industry and Portavocía, Ana Martínez Vidal, explained today during the inauguration of the installation that this initiative "will save the Community more than 7,800 euros per year in the electricity bill, so that the investment that has supposed will be amortized in six years, and in addition the remaining energy will be poured into the network in exchange for a fee, so it not only saves, but also produces new income. "
The new facility, which goes into operation today, will prevent the emission of 25,102 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere every year, which is equivalent to the consumption of a diesel vehicle during 4,200 routes between Murcia and Cartagena.
In that sense, Martínez Vidal recalled that "one of the priorities of the regional government is to promote with the example the use of clean energy, mainly photovoltaics, which is one of the resources available in the Region of Murcia in abundance, with 3,200 hours of average sun per year. "
The installation of this pilot project to generate solar energy for self-sufficiency in the ITV of Alcantarilla is part of the European program 'Rehabilite', whose objective is to collaborate in the energy conversion of buildings to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Aid to companies for renewable energy
The Community has this year 2020 with a game of 6.5 million euros to promote the use of renewable energy among companies in the Region and promote energy efficiency in the industry.
The aid may be requested throughout this year 2020 and will benefit about 180 companies in the Region, which may use them to install solar energy self-consumption equipment, as well as other energy saving systems or the replacement of equipment high consumption for more efficient others.
The Minister concluded that "this installation is a pilot project that companies in the Region can have as an example to make the leap to renewable energy and thus achieve a more sustainable and competitive industrial model by reducing costs, as well as more efficient, clean and environmentally friendly".