Lots of you reading this will be well aware of the benefits of using solar panels in your homes. You may even be one of the savvy consumers getting on board the social energy train, opening up a whole new world of storage and savings potential (and if not, you really should be).
But a theme park in Spain is set to take things a whole lot further as they announce plans for an incredible solar power project of truly staggering scale.
Europe’s largest energy farm
PortAventura World in Salou have announced plans for what they claim will be Europe’s largest ‘self-consumption’ energy farm, covering 100,000 square miles and made up of 22,000 solar panels. Power for the project will top out at 8.5MW.
Announcing the initiative, park managing director Fernando Aldecoa said: “The solar park is a project that acts as a lever to promote change towards a more sustainable and responsible world.
“This vision allows us to remain at the forefront and continue to be leaders in sustainability amongst international tourist destinations.”
Reducing carbon emissions
The project is set to launch in early 2020, off the back of an investment of more than six million euros. Experts behind the scheme expect it to reduce energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by 4,000 tonnes each year.
If you want to explore the potential of solar power, you don’t have to drop six million euros on the investment – in fact, there are plenty of cost-effective options. Discover why you should choose to use the sun’s power to energise your home, control your energy costs, save and earn money and do your bit to save the planet in our solar power guide.