The project was a joint effort between Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and energy provider Enovos.
The new carport expands over 4,000 square metres and has 1,500 photovoltaic modules installed. The site produces the same amount of energy that 170 households would use annually on average. Goodyear considers the carport part of its sustainability strategy.
Minister for Energy Claude Turmes, who was present at the inauguration, now hopes that other companies will follow the example set by the tire company. Since 2018, the ministry has regularly launched applications to support the construction of solar energy spaces. The projects with the best value for money are usually retained and awarded a set price for their energy feed.
As of May 2021, Goodyear has become 100% carbon-neutral and will continue expanding its green energy production. A second photovoltaic installation at the Colmar-Berg test circuit is already being planned. By the end of 2022, the site is expected to produce energy for up to 1,300 households.