New photovoltaic Ikea plant in Seville, Spain

Friday, June 25, 2010

Here's an article in Spanish I noticed today thanks to Menéame. A small part of it:

Ikea, the international furniture and decoration company from Sweden, inaugurated this Thursday in Sevilla its first photovoltaic production plant in Spain, with solar panels on the roof that give a savings of 180 tons of CO2 emissions. This is part of a scientific pilot project to assess the performance of various photovoltaic solar energy systems, with three other Ikea locations participating -- Brooklyn, USA; Gante, Belgium; Rostock, Germany.

The project required an investment of eight million euros from the company, with two million of this for the plant in Sevilla. There are 1,830 plates installed in the Spanish plant, producing 367,697 KWH per year, or the equivalent of a month's worth of energy for the municipal buildings and lighting for the town of Caltilleja de la Cuesta (population 17,000), where the plant is located.

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