From the beginning, in Ra Solar we have been fully aware of the importance of renewable energies to ensure the sustainability of our planet. That’s why we are committed from the outset to solar energy as a source of clean energy production that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Our goals as a company have been from the start: a commitment to protect our environment and the research and development of solar energy as an environmentally clean and economically viable alternative.
Thanks to these commitments, the photovoltaic plants managed by Ra Solar produced during the past year 2011 more than 15,000 MWh, the equivalent to the total energy consumed in a year by 5,000 Spanish households. That way, our solar farms managed to avoid pollution that, by other conventional energy sources, would have resulted in the emission of 4,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Throughout the year 2011, the total energy produced in Spain thanks to solar installations amounted to 7,912,000 MWh, avoiding the emission of 75,500 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere and guarantying power supply to 2,600,000 households. These figures represent an encouraging fact for the future of solar energy and environmental conservation, and they encourage us to keep innovating every day in the management of photovoltaic resources to continue making solar energy clean and profitable.
The Sun: clean and endless energy source. The energy that arrives to our planet from the Sun can be used efficiently by the placing of solar panels. These panels, placed in areas where the sun is present during the most part of the year, as are the areas where Ra Solar has their solar plants, gather this energy in a clean way. This avoids the CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, the environmental degradation and the dependence on other non-renewable energy sources like fossil and nuclear fuels. Also, the energy coming from the Sun is endless, so there are no negative consequences due to the exhaustion of resources that the conventional types of energy have.
Energy generated locally. The energy produced in power plants, which currently represents the majority of the national energy consumption, requires a complex transportation network because these plants are very far away from the final point of consumption. Unlike solar panels, that can be installed near the place where the energy going to be consumed. By placing the solar panels next to the houses or industrial buildings in which the electricity is going to be used, the energy losses that occur during transport are minimized. As a result, the external influence that these transport networks have in the landscape and wildlife of the areas they pass through decreases.