The Alcaidesa Marina, located in La Línea de la Concepción, continues its pioneering efforts in adopting renewable energy by completing the second phase of the photovoltaic panel installation in its boatyard area. This initiative is part of Alcaidesa Marina’s broader effort to continuously improve environmental performance and meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda.

Between the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024, a self-consumption solar photovoltaic installation was installed on the roof of the newly constructed dry stack marina building in the boatyard, with a total of 357 photovoltaic modules covering 1,000 m2 of roof surface.

The estimated production of the installation, during the first year, is 242,828.61 kWh. This, combined with the production from the existing photovoltaic installation on the roof of the boatyard workshops, installed in 2018, will provide a total estimated annual production of 327,178.61 kWh, equivalent to the annual consumption of 1,000 households.

Another important benefit of the new installation is its proximity to the point of energy consumption. Moreover, their installation in the marina will not only improve the energy efficiency of the location but also reduce its carbon footprint. The overall environmental balance of the installation will result in a reduction of CO2 emissions by 85,065 kg per year, environmentally equivalent to the effect of 4,253 trees.

Mr. José Antonio Valbuena Morente, director of Alcaidesa Marina, stated that “photovoltaic energy actively contributes to changing the energy model, making it more efficient and sustainable. The transition to renewable energy sources is crucial for our future. The installation of photovoltaic panels at Alcaidesa Marina is a clear example of how local actions can have a significant global impact.”

This project underscores the importance of collaboration between public and private institutions to address global challenges in social, economic, and environmental sustainability. It aligns with the 12 sustainability commitments of the Green Strategy of the Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras and highlights the importance of giving more visibility to actions that actively improve the environment.