Goodyear and Enovos inaugurate Luxembourg's first large solar carport
As part of its commitment to reduce CO2 emissions, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is working together with energy supplier Enovos to build two large solar power stations at its testing facilities in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, which will provide clean energy for Luxembourg citizens.
The first power station which has now been completed was inaugurated at Goodyear’s testing facilities in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Land Management, Claude Turmes.
This photovoltaic carport consisting of 1,500 solar panels and covering a parking lot of around 4,000 m2 is the first in Luxembourg of this scale. With an annual production of 657,500 kWh, the carport will generate enough energy to supply more than 170 households.
Completion of the second station is targeted for 2022. When finished, both stations will produce annually around 5 GWh of electric power and reduce carbon emissions by around 50,000 tons for the next 20 years, while providing clean energy yearly for more than 1,300 households.
“After having switched to green and carbon-free energy in May 2021 at our Luxembourg site, we are now also producing it for Luxembourgish households”, says with pleasure Xavier Fraipont, Goodyear’s Vice President for Product Development in Europe Middle East and Africa. “This project is part of Goodyear’s global Better Future corporate responsibility goals and also highlights our willingness to support the Luxembourgish government in its aim to switch to 100% renewable energies.”
Anouk Hilger, Head of Renewable Energies Enovos Luxembourg added: "Enovos, in close collaboration with our industrial partners, strive to swiftly progress the implementation of renewable energies and thus the decarbonization of the energy sector. Enovos’ ambitions are enabled by its expertise to develop and put in action renewable energy sourced solution. This joint project illustrates our continuous commitment to drive the energy transition in the Greater Region."
“Solar energy is the energy of the future, and the latest figures are a clear proof that more and more residents and companies are embracing it: the production of photovoltaic power plants is constantly increasing. I am therefore very pleased that Goodyear, an industrial actor of the north of the country, is joining this development and consequently helps to convince even more players that photovoltaic energy is not only beneficial for the climate, but also for the economy” said the Minister for Energy, Claude Turmes.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.