Fagor Automation has installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of its plant in Eskoriatza (Gipuzkoa) in order to move towards an energy transition within the framework of the Fagor Group’s sustainability plan.
As the president of Fagor Automation, Andoni Larrañaga, rightly says, the Fagor Group made a firm commitment to renewable energies and the energy transition in 2021 with the approval of the Fagor 2030 sustainability strategy, and at Fagor Automation we have always shown our firm commitment to taking the steps that correspond to us. An example of this is the 270 photovoltaic panels that we have recently installed at the Eskoriatza plant”.
Fagor Automation’s new production plant has a nominal power of 100 kW and will be used entirely for self-consumption. This will make it possible to offset 6.33% of the energy consumed at the Eskoriatza plant with that generated by these new photovoltaic panels. The new installation could generate a total of 138,820 kWh per year, and Fagor Automation‘s consumption in 2019 was a total of 2,191,389 kWh.
The generation of energy for self-consumption offers Fagor Automation several advantages, the main ones being the reduction of the electricity bill and dependence on market prices and the reduction of the company’s carbon footprint.
Sustainability, a basic value at Fagor Automation
Larrañaga has highlighted that Fagor Automation’s “basic value” is sustainability and that one of the “fundamental pillars” of Fagor Automation’s corporate social responsibility is to take steps towards sustainability in the cooperative’s activities; for instance, in the plants located in Eskoriatza and Usurbil, Fagor Automation uses raw materials that enable the reusableness of plastic. “The aim of the solutions we market is to create more efficient machine tools to reduce the environmental impact of production processes and reduce the consumption of raw materials and waste in general”.