Renewable energy generation in municipal buildings and spaces
Consumption in municipal buildings and facilities represents around 50% of total municipal energy expenditure. That’s 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 60 municipal buildings with photovoltaic generation systems and a dozen 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 has 12 pergolas in public spaces, which means an installed power of 752kWp that generates 940 MWh, equivalent to the consumption of 410 households and a saving of 339 tonnes of CO2eq emissions. It also has 1 MWp of installed photovoltaic power in municipal buildings and facilities, which generates more than 1.2 GWh, equivalent to the consumption of 580 households and a saving of 480 tonnes of CO2eq emissions.
This map shows the location of these power generation elements, as well as how much energy they generate, and the savings in energy consumption and CO2 emissions they bring about.