Geisa Fabrics reasserts its commitment to energy saving and to a reduction in CO₂ emissions
The commitment to sustainability and to the protection of the environment is a hallmark of Geisa Fabrics, one that is embodied mainly in its Geslife programme. This global commitment programme covers the raw materials and manufacturing processes used in our fabrics, as well as the way the energy that we use in our plants is produced.
For this reason, the Geisa Fabrics plant in Burgos, which takes care of dyeing and finishing our fabrics, has been operating a 820-kW photovoltaic installation for self-consumption since January 2021. The solution was provided by the BayWa r.e. enterprise, one of the ten leading developers of this type of plans in the world.
The installation is comprised of solar panels deployed on the roof of the industrial premises and on an adjacent piece of land, plus a solar-powered awning with three electric vehicle-charging points. It produces an annual output of 1027 MWh, which amply covers all the plant’s power consumption requirements.
However, this does not only mean that the factory’s electricity bill is slashed to zero. It is also important to highlight that thanks to the new self-consumption system, the Geisa Fabrics Burgos facility is carbon-neutral and will prevent the emission of more than 24 tons of CO₂ into the atmosphere every year.
Our Burgos plant had already deployed a combined heat and power generation system that enabled it to increase its energy efficiency. The new photovoltaic installation restates Geisa Fabrics’ desire to be involved in the widespread implementation of renewable energies in Spain. It is a path we intend to pursue.