- The company closed the year 2022 with more than 5.5 MW of power in photovoltaic self-consumption projects and 10 MWh in installed storage projects.
Norvento Enerxía has reported that last year 2022 saw its installed self-consumption capacity triple with respect to the previous year, reaching 5.5 MW in photovoltaic self-consumption projects and 10 MWh in storage projects. These figures are made possible thanks to the implementation of both self-consumption turnkey projects aimed at industrial companies, as well as rural areas and businesses with little availability of electrical power. These data reinforce the company’s commitment to offer comprehensive and advanced solutions for self-consumption to the market.
Among the projects launched is the one developed for the world’s leading company in aluminum extrusion, Extrugasa. Norvento Enerxía deployed a 2.2 MWp photovoltaic self-consumption facility, making it the largest in Galicia and one of the largest in the entire country. The project was launched in a strategic area for the aluminum sector, since approximately 60% of this material in Spain is transformed in its surroundings.
Another outstanding project is the one launched for the glass industry, specifically for one of the main European glass producers, Vidrala, with which Norvento signed an agreement last year to accelerate its decarbonisation plan. As part of this alliance, the company developed and managed the 12 MWp self-consumption project at the plant that the glass company owns in Caudete.
Likewise, Norvento is involved in different self-consumption projects for companies belonging to the dairy, meat, logging and mining sectors, among others. Many of these deployments have had energy storage systems using proprietary technology developed and manufactured by Norvento Enerxía.
Self-consumption in rural and difficult-to-access areas
Beyond the agreements aimed at industrial self-consumption, Norvento Enerxía has also launched projects aimed at rural businesses. For example, one of them involved the installation of a photovoltaic with storage technologies -designed and manufactured entirely by the Spanish company in Spain- on beef farms. These renewable technologies have made it possible to provide extra power directed at milking peaks, using the energy stored with the photovoltaic surplus and night charging.
Likewise, the Group has built an energy project in one of the first local communities for collective energy self-consumption in operation in Spain. It is an energy community capable of operating completely disconnected from the electricity grid and supplying energy to all the residents of the town, through a photovoltaic installation and a storage system with a capacity of 242 kWh.
First Experimental Park for industrial self-consumption in Spain
At the end of last year, the company inaugurated the first Experimental Park for industrial self-consumption in Spain, located in the Council of A Pastoriza, in the province of Lugo. This facility has been designed as a test platform for the company’s different renewable energy generation and storage technologies.
‘At Norvento Enerxía we continue to grow and add self-consumption projects every year. This type of project favors the reduction of energy dependence, thus facilitating greater control over the costs derived from this activity. In the case of industrial companies, it represents significant savings and an improvement in competitiveness in the medium and long term. As experts in renewable technologies, we help our clients to meet their self-consumption needs, from renewable generation to storage technology” – assures Luis Jiménez, Head of Storage and Photovoltaics at Norvento Enerxía.