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IDIBGI to install photovoltaic panels thanks to a grant

8 September 2023
  • The research centre has received a grant from the Catalan Energy Institute to cover most of the investment, covering nearly 40% of the energy consumption of the M2 building, where it has its headquarters.
  • The action fulfils the IDIBGI's commitment to the sustainability of the institution and its activity, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI) has received a grant to install solar panels at its headquarters, located at the Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià in Salt. This grant, awarded by the Catalan Energy Institute with the Next Generation Fund, will finance a large part of the total cost of the project. With the incorporation of the photovoltaic panels, it is estimated that the Mancomunitat 2 (M2) building will be able to generate almost 40% of the energy it consumes from a totally renewable energy source.

The project includes the installation of 158 photovoltaic panels of 450 kWp each, which will be located on the roof of the masia of the M2 building and in the annex building. The estimated annual production of this installation will be 89,804 kW, which will cover 38% of the building's total energy consumption.

This IDIBGI action is in line with the centre's commitment to sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "At IDIBGI we want to move towards a more sustainable energy management using cleaner energy sources, in line with the SDGs to which the new IDIBGI Strategic Plan has committed to work, specifically 7 - Renewable Energy. With this project we will be able to reduce our carbon footprint and minimise the environmental impact of our activity. This is another indirect way of contributing to improving the health and care of people, our raison d'être", says Anna Ribas, manager of IDIBGI.

The aid is part of the Programme of incentives for self-consumption and storage of renewable energies and the implementation of renewable thermal systems, which has been granted by the Catalan Energy Institute with funds from the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the European Union's Next Generation Funds. The grant amounts to €59,368.50, which represents a significant part of the total cost of the project, which has been estimated at €71,662.21. The granting of this aid will now make it possible to begin the procedures for drawing up the executive project and the subsequent execution of the work.


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