It is increasingly necessary to evolve towards a greener transition with sustainable energy sources, which allow us to build a future that respects our planet. Urbicsa, together with Infrastructures of the Generalitat and the Department of Justice, are aware of the challenge and wish to contribute positively to it, betting on green energies. Therefore, it has been decided to renew, expand, and improve the energy production capacity with the replacement and installation of new solar panels.
The installation is carried out on the roof of various buildings that make up the judicial complex of Barcelona and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, which houses most of the courts and tribunals of both locations, and consists of the installation of 2,145 square meters of solar panels that generate a power of 597 Mwh / year. In this way, it contributes to a significant saving of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, with an estimated reduction of 209 tons per year, which would be equivalent to planting 17,343 trees.
Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals
The Ciutat de la Justícia is a pioneer in this type of facilities and has since 2008 more than 400 solar panels that have generated approximately 65.6 Mwh of green energy per year, avoiding emitting 23.5 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year. It is these solar panels that are now decided to change for much more efficient models.
This new project to renovate and expand the solar panel park in La Ciutat de la Justícia is part of the corporate strategy framed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet and guarantee the global well-being of people.
Specifically, this project contributes to obtaining affordable and non-polluting energy in accordance with SDG goal number 7, thus reducing dependence on energy sources that increase pollution.
Obtaining energy from clean sources also contributes to the non-emission of CO2 into the atmosphere, thus complying with another SDG precept, specifically with SDG 13, fundamental to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels.
The ambitious project also contributes decisively to the creation of more sustainable cities and communities, since, with this installation in the building, local energy autonomy is promoted and in this way the carbon footprint of the city is reduced (SDG directive 11).
Finally, the installation of solar panels in the judicial complex of Barcelona and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat is part of the adoption by individuals and companies of production measures and especially responsible consumption, achieving a reduction in dependence on the traditional electricity grid, in accordance with the precept SDG 12 of the United Nations.
The duration of the installation works of the new solar panels is estimated to be about three months of work and that in September of this year the judicial complex can already have the installation at full capacity.
In this way, the Ciutat de la Justícia, takes a great step forward and will become a pioneer in sustainability at European level, demonstrating the commitment to the adoption of renewable energies, being an example to follow for other similar institutions.
This action is part of a much more ambitious plan to work on meeting the SDG objectives and the 2030 Agenda, such as the installation of low-consumption LED street lamps, improvements in electricity consumption, expansion of the charging areas of electric cars …
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