The company will install nearly 7 latest-generation photovoltaic panels in its two Spanish factories located in Pla de Santa Maria (Tarragona), producing extruded polystyrene and glass mineral wool). These panels will occupy an area of 000 hectares, provide the annual energy equivalent of 2,44 homes and save 1 tonnes of CO515 emissions, the amount that 1 trees could absorb. .
Enertika, a company specializing in the design of photovoltaic installations, will be responsible for carrying out this installation, which is scheduled to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2023. This company will operate and manage this renewable energy project for the next 15 years, under an on-site renewable electricity sales contract (CAE). At the end of these 15 years, the entire installation and the energy it generates will become the property of URSA.
"We are particularly pleased to entrust this project to a company as experienced as Enertika", assures Ramón Ros, Managing Director of URSA. "With their advice and support, we intend to reaffirm our commitment to clean and renewable energies which, together with our insulation materials, are the fundamental tools that will allow us to successfully decarbonize our buildings".
Energy savings, but above all the reduction of polluting emissions, are part of the commitments made by URSA as part of its ESG program (Environmental, Social and Governance, i.e. the criteria of social and environmental responsibility and governance ).
In line with the objectives of the parent company, the ETEX group, the first of these challenges is to reduce URSA's global emissions by 35% by 2030 and to significantly reduce its environmental impact. In addition, the installation of this photovoltaic solar park will generate 13% of the annual consumption of the two plants in Tarragona.
For the Managing Director of URSA, “When you set such ambitious goals, you need to find the tools to achieve them. We do not want sustainability strategies to be limited to verbal commitments, doomed to remain a dead letter. Our commitment to sustainable development is real and we want to demonstrate it day after day,” concludes Ramón Ros.