Consumption by municipal buildings and facilities represents around 50% of the total municipal energy expenditure. This is why we think it is so important to work on these facilities to promote energy transition and local clean energy measures to set an example for the general public.
There are currently over 100 municipal buildings with photovoltaic generation systems, and 17 pergola generators have been installed in city parks and squares. Solar thermal energy systems have also been installed to provide several sports facilities with sanitary hot water, such as the Les Picornell swimming pools and the Joan Serrahima stadium.
The measures are set out in the Municipal Building Energy Improvement Plan (PEMEEM), the aim of which is to save energy and install renewable energy sources in municipal buildings, and the Programme to Promote Solar Power Generation in Barcelona, which promotes the use of roofs and public spaces as places for power generation.
How much energy does Barcelona generate?
The city currently has 17 pergolas located in public spaces and more than 100 municipal buildings representing an installed capacity of 3,525 kWp and a generation of 4,358 MWh, equivalent to the consumption of more than 1,900 homes and a saving of CO2eq emissions of 1,900 tons.
In this map you can find where these generation facilities are located, how much energy they generate and the savings in energy consumption and CO2 emissions they entail.