Company News Apr 28, 2021 6:16 PM
Celsia announced a new solar energy project in Cartagena.
The solar roof panels of the International Logistics Distribution Center of the Puerto de Cartagena Group came into operation, according to a press release.
Celsia developed the design and installation of the solar panels.
“We applied the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) and the Smart Port pillar, which describes smart, sustainable ports, committed to the environment, the community and growth in technology and learning,” Celsia said.
Celsia highlighted that this project has 6,000 solar panels and will serve 10% of the port’s annual energy.
“This project will reduce CO2 emissions by 1,101 tons per year, equivalent to the work done by 160,000 trees,” Celsia said.
CEO Ricardo Sierra said that the photovoltaic energy projects developed during 2020 had to overcome the challenges derived from the pandemic.
“Even so, the generation of solar energy almost doubled and one of those projects of great relevance is this mega roof that shows the commitment to the sustainability,” Sierra said.
Alfonso Salas Trujillo, Manager of the Puerto de Cartagena Group, said that the project contributes to the well-being and sustainability of present and future generations.
“We contribute to the mitigation of climate change, the reduction of the carbon footprint and energy efficiency, aiming at the Sustainable Development Goals,” Trujillo said.