Solar panels to supply renewable energy to municipal football pitch

foto 2020 fotovoltaiques futbolThe Formentera Department of Environment reports that crews have completed installation of the solar panels that will supply the municipal football pitch with renewable energy starting next year. The pitch will receive 36,603kw/h, or 84% of the energy generated by the panels — a quantity which accounts for 88.383 kw/h, or 41% of the sporting facility’s total energy consumption.

Environment councillor Antonio J. Sanz billed it as “the latest in a host of Consell initiatives seeking to promote and educate around renewable options as we begin the energy transition”. The idea, he said, “isn’t just to reduce consumption, but to add to the grid’s supply too”. Sanz also highlighted Formentera’s joining earlier this month of VPP4Island, a pioneer EU project to promote renewable systems integration and drive the transition towards smart and green energy.

Forty-three per cent of financing for the €48,000 installation (VAT included) came from the LEADER 2014-2020 Operational Programme of the Balearic Islands.

5 November 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera