contributes to reducing energy poverty in San Juan del Puerto (Huelva)

22 October 2021 contributes to reducing energy poverty in San Juan del Puerto (Huelva), ACCIONA's corporate foundation, will install a photovoltaic solar plant designed for collective self-consumption in San Juan del Puerto (Huelva). The project, created to help combat energy poverty and reduce the local carbon footprint, has been approved by the municipality’s council and is expected to be operational during the first half of 2022.

The installation features a photovoltaic plant of approximately 100kW of peak power, which will be located on the roof of the municipal sports pavilion. will contribute up to 50% of the electricity produced towards helping 50 families living in energy poverty to reduce their electricity bills. The rest of the energy generated by the plant will be used to supply local council buildings.

The San Juan del Puerto City Council will pay for the energy consumed over 15 years, which will guarantee a saving in comparison to conventional market prices. At the end of this period, the municipality will become the owner of the photovoltaic plant and will be in charge of its upkeep. will provide the equipment, material, installation, operation and maintenance of the plant over this period, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the project.

In addition, the city council and will collaborate in identifying which families are to benefit from this initiative and will also hold various informative and training sessions on the functioning of the project.

This is the first project that is carrying out in Spain, after having operated in Mexico, Peru and Panama.