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Zity By Mobilize installs solar panels at its main Charging Hub in Madrid

  • The new installation comprises a surface area of 500m2 of solar panels that will enable an annual production of 180 MWh.
  • This energy will enable more than 6,000 full charges per year for its Dacia Spring model.

Zity by Mobilize takes another step forward in its commitment to sustainability and to the environment with the installation of solar panels at the company’s charging facility on Calle Francisco Sancha in Madrid.

The new installation comprises a surface area of approximately 500 m2 of solar panels distributed in 255 modules with a power of 120kW, which will allow a production of 180 MWh per year. This solar electricity production will enable the Dacia Spring used by Zity to be fully recharged more than 6,000 times a year, an output equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 50 Spanish households, and will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 100 tonnes per year over the 25-year life of the solar plant.

This investment, already executed at the beginning of June, is currently in production for more than 14 hours a day and corresponds to the first phase of the project. In the coming months, the solar power plant is scheduled to be expanded and the installed capacity will be increased to cover the almost 800 m2 of roof space available at the Zity charging building in the north of the capital.

Javier Mateos, CEO of Zity by Mobilize, assures that “with the installation of this solar plant in our main charging hub in Madrid, we continue to take steps in our firm commitment to sustainable mobility. With this solar installation we can close the circle by generating our own electrical energy to recharge our fleet in Madrid. He adds, “the present and future of energy is based on the rational use of resources and the sustainable generation of clean energy. It is very important for Zity to offer a sustainable mobility service and this investment reinforces the commitment and environmental awareness of the Company and its users”.

Photovoltaic solar energy is a clean technology that during its operation does not produce noise pollution or any type of gas emissions harmful to the environment. Therefore, the use of photovoltaic systems can help to reduce serious environmental problems, such as the greenhouse effect caused by CO2 emissions into the atmosphere or acid rain associated with SOx emissions.

In a traditional thermal power plant, depending on the type of technology used for electricity generation, the emission of pollutant gases derived from electricity production can reach 952g of CO2 per kWh generated. Thus, Zity’s photovoltaic plant will produce electricity without CO2 emissions, which would be equivalent to the annual emission of more than 170 tonnes of CO2 if the same electricity were produced in a traditional thermal power plant.

In this way, Zity by Mobilize reinforces its objective of improving the life of cities by committing to sustainable mobility and reducing the impact on the environment as much as possible through the use of zero emission vehicles which last year avoided the emission of more than 4,600 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere in Madrid and Paris.

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