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Saint-Gobain to Install Photovoltaic Park at Romanian Glass Plant

Saint-Gobain Romania and ENGIE Romania, a natural gas company, will partner to construct the largest photovoltaic parks in Romania, say officials, located at Saint-Gobain’s glass factory. The photovoltaic panels will have an installed capacity of 8.6 mega watt peaks, and will produce renewable energy for the industrial site in Călărași.

The ground-mounted photovoltaic panels will provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity needs of the glass factory in Călărași, and save 2,400 tons of CO2 production per year. The amount of green energy produced is estimated at over 14,000 MWh / year.

"For Saint-Gobain, sustainability is one of our priorities, and this investment is a natural step in achieving environmental goals in Romania, substantially contributing to reducing the carbon footprint, in line with the Grow & Impact strategic plan, which underlines our strong commitment to protect existing resources and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050,” says Ovidiu Păscuțiu, CEO of Saint-Gobain Romania.