The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) aims to triple its solar power generation in one year. To this end, during 2021, 16 new photovoltaic systems will be installed on rooftops and infrastructure will be set up for recharging electric vehicles. For the entire infrastructure planned, investments to the tune of about six million euros will be required. The projects are part of a programme supported by European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), which is managed by the AMB through an agreement with the Generalitat de Catalunya. According to estimates, by the end of 2021, the installed power will reach 2,920 KWp. Of this, 1,314 KWp will be a result of the new facilities planned.

The rooftop solar systems will be installed at locations including Sant Feliu de Llobregat, l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Gava and Sant Just Desvern. Meanwhile, infrastructure for recharging electric vehicles will be operational in Castelldefels or Cornello de Llobregat and planned in municipalities such as Sant Adria de Bess or Sant Cugat del Valles.

These projects are in line with the plan to make sure that the town halls of the Barcelona conurbation will be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by 2030. There is already an approved sustainability plan with an investment capacity of Euros 110 million.