SEAT al Sol

53,000 panels to harness the power of the sun

Martorell,  21 June 2018

  • One of the world’s largest photovoltaic plants in the automotive industry can be found in the SEAT Martorell factory
  • Covering an area equivalent to 40 football fields, its 53,000 panels reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 4,000 tonnes annually
  • The plant generates 17 million kWh a year, enough energy to charge 3 million mobile phones every day or supply the needs of a city with 15,000 inhabitants

- Enough energy to charge 3 milion mobile phones every day for a whole year: More than 17 million kWh are generated at this plant every year, enough energy to supply the needs of a city with 15,000 inhabitants or charge 3 milion mobile phones every day for an entire year. The generated electricity is reused in the factory and represents 6% of the total energy consumption required by Martorell. In fact, this energy has enabled the production of 67,000 cars since the facility became operational.

- Bird’s-eye view monitoring: A drone is responsible for a part of the maintenance of this facility. It flies over the whole plant once a month, equipped with a visual sensor and a thermographic camera, to perform an analysis of the panels and verify their operation, and 16 inspection flights are made at a height of 35 metres.

- An asset to the environment: This facility also helps ensure cleaner air, as it cuts down annual CO2 emissions by around 4,000 tonnes. This reduction is comparable to the result obtained by five Central Parks together, a green lung that would measure 17 square kilometres. The company’s goal is to reduce its water consumption, CO2 emissions and waste generated, among others, by half compared to the year 2010.

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