It is a pioneering model in Spain that is committed to a mix of wind energy and photovoltaics. Source: Stellantis

Stellantis Zaragoza will cover 80% of its energy costs with a hybrid renewable project

The renewable energy generated by a new wind module will be added to that of the photovoltaic panels that are already in operation

Redacción Thursday, June 6, 2024 / 09:37

Prosolia Energy, a vertically integrated European energy producer and leader in renewable energies, and the automotive giant Stellantis , are advancing their collaboration for the decarbonization of activity at their Figueruelas factory with the start of their energy hybridization project for electrical self-consumption. An action that is framed following the strategy of its Dare Forward 2030 plan to achieve neutrality in carbon emissions in 2038.

This is a pioneering model in Spain that is committed to a mix of the two most competitive renewable source technologies currently, wind and photovoltaic , to guarantee a sustainable, stable and efficient supply 24 hours a day. The start-up will cover 80% of the electricity needs of the Zaragoza plant in the future and will avoid the emission of 14,819 tons of CO2.


Specifically, this hybridization begins with the installation of a first wind turbine for self-consumption in the factory located in Zaragoza with an installed power of 6.9 MW. This wind turbine has technology from Nordex Group, a wind turbine manufacturer owned by the Spanish group Acciona, and construction works are already underway and are expected to finish at the end of this year.

The renewable energy generated by the wind module will be added to that of the photovoltaic panels that are already in operation at the plant and were also installed by Prosolia Energy in the self-consumption mode. It is expected that the project, which is progressing in different phases, will in the future produce electrical energy with a power of up to 30.8 MW from solar origin and 27.6 MW from wind , which will cover the aforementioned 80% of the electricity needs of the automobile factory with renewable sources.

Another factor that highlights the importance of these renewable energy facilities is that consumption occurs in the same place where the energy is generated , avoiding large transport infrastructures and providing greater energy independence to Stellantis Zaragoza. In addition, the project will allow it to consolidate itself as the Spanish automotive plant with the greatest contribution of sustainable energy for its consumption .


Javier Martínez, CEO of Prosolia Energy, has celebrated Stellantis’ strategic commitment to self-sufficiency of electricity from renewable sources to advance its objective of decarbonization and energy transition. “We are proud to be able to start, together with a leading company like Stellantis, our most ambitious industrial decarbonization project that will become one of the largest wind-solar hybrid self-consumption plants in Europe,” he added.

In the words of Martínez, “this pioneering model takes advantage of the potential of two renewables that complement each other to maximize energy production and make the supply more stable and efficient. Without a doubt, energy innovation is key to offering new forms of clean energy generation that adapt to the needs of our customers.”

For her part, Susana Remacha, director of the Stellantis Zaragoza Plant, has shown her satisfaction with this renewable energy hybridization project which, as she stated, “allows Stellantis Zaragoza to advance at full speed in its commitment to the environment and to reduction of carbon emissions, which in this case will be equivalent to the planting of more than 189,000 trees.”

Written By