Vidrala is to construct a 12MW solar photovoltaic power generation facility at its Crisnova glass manufacturing site in Caudete, Castilla La Mancha, Spain.

The solar facility will be used for consumption in the industrial process, partially substituting fossil and electrical energy from the grid.

Vidrala has carried out the engineering, technical and economic viability work, urban planning, administrative and environmental procedures, as well as the engineering project under the advisory services of the company Norvento Enerxía

Construction works started earlier this year, with Norvento as project manager and Grupotec in the installation and commissioning of the project, which will avoid the emission of about 9,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year.

The project is part of Vidrala's sustainability and energy efficiency strategy and is a demonstration of its commitment to the environment and to the communities where the group operates.

The Crisnova plant was built by Vidrala in Caudete in 1989 and is currently one of the most important glass plants in Spain with an annual production of almost 900 million glass containers.

Vidrala Group implemented a similar technology to supply its facilities with green energy at its logistics facility in Marinha Grande, Portugal in 2018.