MADRID, 11 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Ekhi, a company of Dutch origin with headquarters in Madrid, has developed a 1.22 megawatt (MW) rooftop photovoltaic self-consumption project at the orange packaging facilities of The Natural Fruit Company, in Alzira (Valencia), according to reported this Tuesday the energy services company.
This project has been approved by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) for the granting of a 198,191 euro grant, financed by the European Union through the Next Generation line of European funds.
Additionally, the installation will allow the company specialized in citrus to save up to 33% in energy costs per year, with an annual production of 1.8 gigawatt hours (GWh).
This plant is made up of 2,120 solar panels of 455 peak watts (Wp) and 580 panels of 445 peak watts (Wp) of the Trina Solar brand, which will occupy 5,902 square meters.
The contractual model of the agreement is an 'off site' PPA, through which Ekhi will be in charge of installing and distributing the energy, and maintaining the installation, while once the agreement is finished in 15 years, the plant will go into be the property of The Natural Fruit Company, until the end of its useful life.
Specifically, off-site power purchase agreements (PPAs) are those in which the customer receives electricity from a facility connected to the grid but which does not necessarily have to be close .
For its part, after the installation of the solar panels, the fruit processing company, The Natural Fruit Company, hopes to reduce its carbon footprint by 15,020 tons of carbon dioxide emissions during the useful life of the installation.