French cookware maker SEB plugs in 1.4-MWp solar farm at Colombian factory

Solar farm inauguration at SEB Andean factory in Rionegro, Colombia. Image source GreenYellow Colombia on Twitter (@GreenyellowCo)

September 13 (Renewables Now) - French home appliances and cookware manufacturer SEB SA (EPA:SK) has inaugurated a 1.4-MWp solar farm at its factory in Rionegro, Colombia, the company announced on social media channels last week.

The project was delivered by another French firm, energy solutions company GreenYellow, which put up close to 4,000 solar panels at the site.

The ground-mounted arrays are expected to generate about 1,937 MWh per year, GreenYellow added in a separate post. This amount of output will help the Rionegro factory cover around 9% of its electricity needs will self-generated solar power, the firm said.

Colombian business newspaper La Republica reported that the project required an investment of USD 1 million (EUR 849,000) and took advantage of the tax benefits extended by the government to facilitate the development of renewable energy projects.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.849)

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