Amazon's solar roof will generate renewable energy equivalent to the annual consumption of 2,000 homes

The Minister for Sustainable Development of Castilla-La Mancha, José Luis Escudero, visited the MAD7 logistics center that the multinational Amazon has installed in the Toledo town of Illescas on Tuesday, where he met with the general manager of the distribution center and head of it, Iñaki Ugarte, his photovoltaic installation together with the mayor of Illescas, José Manuel Tofiño; the general director of Energy Transition, Manuel Guirao, and the provincial delegate of Sustainable Development in Toledo, Tomas Villarrubia.

Amazon's solar roof will generate renewable energy equivalent to the annual consumption of 2,000 homes

The Minister for Sustainable Development of Castilla-La Mancha, José Luis Escudero, visited the MAD7 logistics center that the multinational Amazon has installed in the Toledo town of Illescas on Tuesday, where he met with the general manager of the distribution center and head of it, Iñaki Ugarte, his photovoltaic installation together with the mayor of Illescas, José Manuel Tofiño; the general director of Energy Transition, Manuel Guirao, and the provincial delegate of Sustainable Development in Toledo, Tomas Villarrubia.

With more than 13,800 solar panels, according to its representatives, this solar roof has a renewable capacity of more than 5 megawatts and will generate renewable energy equivalent to the annual consumption of some 2,000 Spanish homes.

The minister welcomed the fact that "large companies choose our region not only to set up shop, but they also do so committed to sustainability and renewables, integrating low-consumption and energy-saving technologies and systems, in addition to the installation of solar panels in their usual activity.

Escudero has stressed that the companies "are aware that the Executive chaired by García-Page offers them stability, security and support for the different activities they are going to carry out, which is why they choose our autonomous community." According to the company, between the two logistics centers that Amazon has in the region they have more than 1,200 permanent employees in Castilla-La Mancha.

The counselor recalled that, in order to adopt energy transition actions aimed at sustainable mobility, self-consumption or efficiency, "we have open aid that companies that settle in our territory can opt for."

The head of Sustainable Development has thus referred to the 17.2 million euros allocated to mobility programs (with more than 1,200 requests made); to the 31 million that will be doubled shortly for self-consumption and accumulation facilities to which more than 8,000 projects are already opting or to the 9.6 million euro item "to promote energy efficiency actions in SMEs and large companies in the industrial sector that nearly 130 companies have requested from us”, he detailed.

The counselor, who has also learned about the internal robotic operation of the Amazon logistics center in Illescas, has concluded by inviting these three lines of aid to be applied for, the term of which is open until December 2023.

On the other hand, it has reported that the Government of Castilla-La Mancha values ​​"very positively" the increase in just six months of 2022 of "almost 25 percent in accumulated renewable energy from self-consumption and 38 percent in the number of installations that generate and accumulate it with respect to 2021”.

He was thus referring to “the great development that self-consumption facilities are experiencing in the region”, which have gone from 4,655 at the end of 2021 to the 6,409 that there are today. Regarding the installed renewable power for self-consumption, "it has also risen significantly, going from 90 renewable megawatts at the end of the year to 113 megawatts today," he detailed.

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