This will be marked as the inauguration of 40 hectares of photovoltaic panels incorporated by Renault at six of its French production plants. The new system embarks the Renault’s commitment towards environment and it is also a state-of-the-art way of protecting the vehicles before that get out of the plant.
The new initiative by Renault is world’s largest photovoltaic system for an auto industry. Panels have been installed at the six ISO certified sites, Maubeuge, Flins, Douai, Cleon, Batilly and Sandouville. The panels have been installed at delivery centers, shipping centers and parking area. The entire surface area have been covered with the photovoltaic cell that produces a total power of about 59MW and will be able to produce about 52,600 MWh of electricity per year, which is enough to power a town of about 15,000 people.
The new photovoltaic system will be able to save about 200 tons of CO2 emission every year, which is equal to 550 rounds of the world by a Internal Combustion engine that produces about 100 g/km of CO2.
The photovoltaic system is also a way to showcase company’s capability in renewable energy field. Sustainable energy rating companies have always ranked Renault as the most righteous company is terms of environmental management and carbon emission.
The initiative is also an indispensible way of protecting new vehicles before the delivery to the dealers. The panels have been designed to restrict and retard storms and impacts. The project was mainly developed by Renault together with partner like Gestamp Solar and Coruscant. The system is also being launched internationally.
The group is also planning to setup about 100,000 sq meters of photovoltaic panels at Palencia and Valladolid plant in association with Cenit Solar. The feasibility studies are also going on for the plants in Morocco, Slovenia, Brazil, Chile, Romania and Colombia. Moreover, projects are also being introduced at the Busan site in South Korea with about an area of 300,000 sq m. The project will be finalized by end of this year.
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