The Granada City Council ratified the Mayor’s Office EUR ~720,000 grant approval from the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) for investment in biomass, wind and solar power generation facilities.
The grant will be used for a hydrogen generation project, powering the new hydrogen-based garbage collection vehicles. The city council would be responsible for contributing EUR 1.1 million, if selected, as a beneficiary of the grant. That would take the total amount to ~EUR 1.8 million.
The project’s basic concept is to install 1000 kWp photovoltaic plant on the roofs of the fixed installations assigned for the waste collection and transport services. The energy produced will be divided into two parts, where 40-50% of the power will be transmitted to the grid while the remaining amount will be supplied to a 265 kW electrolyser to produce hydrogen.
Initially, the hydrogen generated from the plant would be sent to low-pressure storage. However, later on, the hydrogen will be supplied to the compressor for high pressure to power the garbage trucks.