Ford has established a new solar park at its facility in Valencia, Spain, intending to make all of its European factories carbon-free by 2035. The solar park presently generates enough electricity to meet the annual needs of 1,400 Spanish homes (4,641 MWh). It's expected that annual output will rise by 3,762 mWh by the summer. Ford's Valencia plant will help reduce the nation's demand for grid-supplied electricity this year.
"We require renewable energy sources more than ever. This solar park in Valencia, where we become self-sufficient with renewable energy, is a key component in realizing our aim of making all of our European factories carbon neutral as we transition to an all-electric future."
The maximum capacity of the solar farm might be increased from 2.8 MW to 10 MW by 2024 if expansion plans go as planned. In addition, they are thinking of putting solar panels on the tops of the factory buildings.
By 2035, Ford plans to have achieved its aim of carbon neutrality throughout all of its European operations.
Ford's European assembly plants have been running entirely on green energy since 2022. The firm is dedicated to increasing its usage of renewable energy and has set itself the ambitious goal of powering all its operations with carbon-free electricity by 2035.
Conclusion: Ford's commitment to environmental responsibility is so strong that it has built a solar park to power its operations.