The organisation has submitted a grant application to the Barcelona Provincial Council to extend the photovoltaic roof
Maresme Circular is one of the main generators of renewable energies in Catalonia
Maresme Circular has applied for a grant from the Barcelona Provincial Council to extend the photovoltaic roof of the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery. The installation will add 477kWh/year to the current 328kWh/year, which will double the current solar energy production. The electricity produced will be used for the centre’s own consumption.
The extension project, which has a budget of 402,126 euros, plans to install 928 modules which, together with the existing 1,700, will make up the largest photovoltaic roof in Mataró and the Maresme region.
Maresme Circular is one of the main generators of renewable energies in Catalonia and a benchmark for the diversity of sources with which it generates energy at its facilities.
100,000 megawatt hours of electrical energy each year
The Maresme Integrated Waste Recovery Centre produces more than 100,000 megawatt hours of electricity each year from three sources: the energy recovery of waste that cannot be recycled, the biological treatment process of anaerobic digestion to generate biogas, and the photovoltaic roof, which is now to be extended.
Currently, two thirds of the 100,000 megawatt hours of energy produced are distributed to the grid, supplying electricity to some 30,000 homes.
Maresme Circular thus contributes to tackling the climate emergency crisis, avoiding the use of fossil fuels for the operation of its facilities and moving towards a more sustainable management of materials and waste.