The City Council will be establishing new generation installations, not just in existing buildings and facilities, but also in the city’s public spaces, to install some 2,000 kWp of power.
Some of the buildings selected are schools, libraries and other facilities, such as district headquarters, markets and civic centres.
These installations will enable buildings to generate part of the energy they consume, with surplus energy injected into the electricity grid; Barcelona Energia will manage them once the supplier is up and running. These installations will also be managed and maintained by Barcelona Energia, as most of the municipal photovoltaic installations have been since 2008.
As for public spaces, several of the city’s existing pergolas have been chosen for photovoltaic-panel installations, which will turn them into energy generators.