The Rubí Town Council (Barcelona) appointed the ICGC, the Catalonian Cartographic and Geological Institute to draw up two studies on the photovoltaic potential and energy efficiency of the municipality’s industrial areas, a task that took two years to complete. These studies and the web tools arising from them will enable both the municipality and business owners themselves to take decisions and promote policies for energy saving and environmental improvement. The outcome of the studies was presented on 13 February as part of the 8th Rubí Brilla Technical Seminar organised by the Rubí Town Council to mark World Energy Day.
The Rubí Town Council is a practical demonstration of how an alternative energy model is possible. Despite the fact that municipal competences as regards energy are relatively limited, the Town Council has been the driving force behind the Rubí Brilla project, with support from Catalonian and European institutions, with the aim of promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewables. This project establishes five areas of activity: municipal, industrial, commercial, domestic and international.
Article published in: FuturENERGY March 2015