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Green light for the first solar plant of Energía Bonita, the island energy community of La Palma

The Tenerife municipality of Breña Alta, located to the east of the island of La Palma, will host the first photovoltaic installation of Energía Bonita, the cooperative of consumers and producers of renewable energy on the island of La Palma. The production of clean energy in this solar plant will avoid the emission of more than 157 tons of CO2 per year and will expand the energy and economic sovereignty of La Palma.

According to the mayor of Breña Alta, Jonathan Felipe Lorenzo, this initiative "is part of our commitment to the current reality of the moment, the ecological transition, renewable and clean energies, in addition to energy poverty." On the other hand, the councilor has highlighted the fact that the roof of a reference school in the area has been chosen, because "it will help the little ones become familiar with renewable energies."

For her part, Mónica Barreto, municipal manager of the Environment area of the Breña Alta City Council, has stated that the council feels "very proud to be part of the first community energy installation on our island. A project that "fills them with excitement and that will be a milestone towards a more just and sustainable present and future for the people of La Palma.

The photovoltaic installation will have 100 kW of installed power, with 206 solar panels on an area of 1,200 square meters that will generate 202.8 MWh per year. Thus, associates who contract the energy supply with Energía Bonita will be able to benefit from significant savings on their electricity bill, in addition to contributing to the improvement of the environment and the energy sovereignty of the island.

As it is 100% renewable energy, people who consume this electricity will avoid the emission of 157,000 kilograms of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, with a positive impact on air quality and the fight against climate change.


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