AGC Flat Glass Ibérica has partnered with Helexia España to commission one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic self-consumption plants in Spain.

AGC Flat Glass Ibérica commissioned a 4,600 kW photovoltaic plant for self-consumption on an industrial site at the Port of Sagunto, Valencia.

The plant has 8,800 photovoltaic modules covering 48,400 m2 of the rooftop, the equivalent of 10 football fields.

With an annual production of 7 GWh, this project will help to avoid the emission of more than 800 tons of CO2 equivalent per year.

The photovoltaic power plant, designed and implemented by Helexia España, is dedicated to the production of float glass. It is also AGC’s largest industrial photovoltaic unit in Spain.

Davide Cappellino, President of AGC Architectural Glass Europe and Americas, said: "We are taking another important step towards climate neutrality. Together with our partner Helexia, we are tapping into the potential of using as much renewable electricity as possible, as part of AGC's roadmap towards low carbon glass production.”

AGC aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and has set a transitional target of 30% reduction in GHG emissions and a 50% reduction in GHG emissions per unit of sales by 2030 (total of Scope 1 and 2; reductions based on the levels of 2019).

To achieve this, the manufacturer plans to use energy efficiency solutions and increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy consumption of its production facilities.

The Port of Sagunto plant is the second photovoltaic installation carried out by Helexia for an AGC plant in Spain. The first was a 210 kW plant installed in 2020 at AGC’s Pedragosa unit in Barcelona.

Between now and 2027, Helexia will invest over €1.5 billion to support its customers in their energy transition in Europe, with Spain being one of the priority markets.