Silopor is installing at its Trafaria silos 1650 photovoltaic panels: a total investment that will amount to more than five hundred thousand euros, the Portuguese port company handling the unloading and storage of solid food grains revealed this Friday.
“By virtue of its location and the characteristics of port silo structures, it is expected that this production unit for self-consumption can supply all the needs of the central building of the port terminal“
The company explained in the note sent to the editors that this infrastructure translates into an installed power of 528 kW, which could potentially mean an annual energy output of 770 000 kW.
In addition to the significant reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the new investment will also allow a reduction in the company’s energy bill of the order of € 67,000 per year.
Silopor is committed to the energy transition.
“Silopor sees this investment in solar energy as a way to contribute to the energy transition, reducing its ecological footprint, thus reducing its dependence on the electricity grid and fossil fuels“,
With an overall capacity of 340,000 tonnes, Silopor’s facilities can receive and store, during the year, an average of 3.5 million tonnes, transported on small coastal ships from Europe or on medium and large transatlantic ships from America and Asia.