Nestlé’s factory in Miajadas installs a photovoltaic plant for self-consumption
- The Solís tomato sauce factory in Extremadura will have more than 1,800 latest-generation photovoltaic panels that will provide the annual energy equivalent to the consumption of 367 homes. It is expected to be operational by the end of the year.
- This will be the second company’s installation of this type in Spain, after the one located at the roasted coffee factory in Reus, which will start operations in the summer.
Miajadas (Cáceres), June 3, 2021. Nestlé Spain continues on its path towards its goal of achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
To this end, the Company has reached an agreement with the energy services provider and distributed energy specialist Enertika, which will install a photovoltaic solar park for self-consumption on the grounds of Nestlé’s tomato sauce factory in Miajadas (Cáceres).
Through this agreement, Enertika will operate and manage this installation for the 10 first years by means of a renewable electricity sales agreement. This photovoltaic installation will be composed of more than 1.800 latest-generation photovoltaic panels with a total power of more than 800 kWp. Thus, on an annual basis, these photovoltaic panels will provide the factory with the energy equivalent to the consume of 367 Spanish households.
Even though all of the energy purchased at Nestlé Spain’s 10 factories, including Solís in Miajadas, already comes from renewable sources, the energy generated by this system is equivalent to avoiding the emission of 330 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
Also, with the installation of the photovoltaic park, which will be accomplished in the next weeks and is expected to be operational by the end of the year, it will generate 38% of the factory’s annual consumption. Thus, the production center will combine renewable self-consumption with the purchase of green energy.
Second photovoltaic solar park
This new installation located in Extremadura is the second of this kind to be implemented by Nestlé in its Spanish factories, joining the one that is being built at the Company’s roasted coffee factory in Reus (Tarragona), also in collaboration with Enertika. This photovoltaic solar park, which is expected to be operational in the summer, occupies nearly one hectare of the Tarragona factory grounds and consists of more than 1,500 latest-generation panels with a total power of more than 700 kWp. On an annual basis, these photovoltaic panels will provide this production center with energy equivalent to the consumption of 315 homes.