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Damm expands its photovoltaic park, doubling its green energy production capacity

Damm expands its photovoltaic park, doubling its green energy production capacity

The project to extend its photovoltaic park consolidates Damm as the national brewery with the largest number of solar panels in the Iberian Peninsula

Damm, in line with its commitment to energy efficiency, has completed the second phase of the expansion plan for its photovoltaic installations. The company has doubled the size of its photovoltaic park to an area of 59,000 m2. The project, which has involved an investment of more than 3.5 million Euros, reaffirms Damm's position as the brewery with the largest number of panels to promote the self-production of solar energy on the Iberian Peninsula.

The company has strengthened its commitment to renewable energy sources by adding more than 26,000 m2 of surface area to its photovoltaic installation. Thanks to the firm determination to make responsible and efficient use of resources and energy, by the end of 2024 Damm will be able to self-produce around 9% of the energy it consumes with green energy. The new extension also correlates with the company's aim to reduce its environmental footprint, as the company's total number of photovoltaic panels avoids the emission of 7,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, emissions equivalent to the planting of more than 2,600 Aleppo pine trees each year.

The new photovoltaic panels, expanding at the plants in El Prat de Llobregat, Murcia, Malaga, the ZAL in Barcelona and its malting plants in La Moravia have a peak power of 11,200 kWp, which allows the company to double its clean energy production capacity to 15 Gwh of electricity per year. At the El Prat de Llobregat brewery, the photovoltaic surface area has been increased to 5,627 panels in total, which generating up to 3.235 kWp of energy for self-consumption.

"This new phase of expansion of the photovoltaic parks is part of Damm's commitment to an energy model based on self-sufficiency. For the company, the energy transition towards more sustainable models is a priority and we have been working for years to minimize the environmental impact of our activity", says Juan Antonio López Abadía, Damm's Director of Energy Optimization and Environment.