in The past few months have been the factory of the producer of steel, ArcelorMittal Gent is more than 27, 000 solar panels installed. They are the biggest sun-protection, of Belgium, so it was on Monday, at the presentation of the idea. The panels each and every year 10,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of production, which is equivalent to the energy use of 2,900 families. Looking to the future, ArcelorMittal’s other Belgian sites will be equipped with solar panels.

over The past three months, has a generator Provide the 27.104 from the solar panels on the roof of the four departments of the Ghent-based steel mill will be mounted. With a total area of 100,000 square meters, and the installation of the third-largest zonnepark in Belgium. For the construction of the solar panels, it is 157,2 tons of steel were used to form a weight of up to 1.5 million pounds, at the top of the hot strip mill, cold rolling mill, and the organic coating line and one section for the tailor-welded blanks.

as for The sunroof costs an extra € 7.5 million, an investment in the plant to sign up. Of the 5,800 employees can count on a return of 4 per cent. The power is locally consumed for the production company to keep it going.

Ghent’s branch of the international staalconcern is one of the biggest polluters in Europe, but the plant will do for some years now, efforts to keep her carbon footprint to reduce. Along with twelve towers, of which ten are already in use, with the solar panels soon to be for about 50 megawatts (MW) of green electricity is to be generated.

With all the innovative technologies, ArcelorMittal is also in the exhaust fumes from its blast furnaces is going to recover, inter alia, by a bio-fuel out of it. The company has the ambition to become carbon neutral by the year 2050. ArcelorMittal is also working on solar projects at the sites in Liege, Belgium, and Yellow.
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