- The new facility features a parking lot with a roof combining solar panels and high vegetation. This combination provides energy to the operation while also contributing to reducing CO2 in the environment. Enel X also executed the project, including two chargers for electric vehicles.
Santiago on January 25, 2024. The MTS corporate building in the Cerrillos district recently inaugurated its new sustainable facilities, which Enel X implemented. This reflects the company's commitment to sustainability and its vast network of associates. The solar parking lot, featuring biodiversity (Biocarport Sustentable), and the photovoltaic plant are new technologies that allow MTS to operate more efficiently, resulting in significant economic savings and being more environmentally friendly.
The solar parking lot can accommodate up to 20 vehicles and has two charging points for electric cars. It is equipped with a photovoltaic system that generates 17 kWp of power, made up of 38 high-efficiency panels. The design of the parking lot includes having high vegetation on the roof, which integrates perfectly with the devices that inject clean energy into the system. This innovative and eco-friendly solution is an excellent example of how we can use technology to create a sustainable future.
"Green roofs" are roofs that have vegetation growing on them. They are beneficial for mitigating greenhouse gases, regulating urban temperature, reducing CO2 in the environment, and controlling pollution and contamination.
Additionally, having vegetation in high-rise buildings increases oxygen levels, provides more green areas per inhabitant, and adds landscaping to areas often dominated by glass, iron, and concrete.
Enel X has installed a 280 kWp solar photovoltaic plant on the rooftop of the MTS corporate building. The plant comprises 630 high-efficiency 450 Wp panels and a real-time monitoring system for efficient energy management. It will generate an estimated 406.27 MWh of energy per year, contributing to the plant's electricity generation while reducing consumption tariffs.
"As MTS Network, this photovoltaic project represents realizing our sustainable goals. It marks the start of a new challenge that will enable us to expand our fleet of electric machinery, promote electromobility, and, most importantly, use clean energy to power it. This is a testament to MTS's commitment to the future." Felipe Salce, MTS Marketing Manager.
The implementation of both systems at MTS facilities will result in the reduction of 170.1 tons of CO2 emissions annually, which is equivalent to planting 425 trees. Additionally, installing electric vehicle chargers is expected to motivate MTS employees, customers, and suppliers to accelerate the replacement of their combustion vehicles with hybrid and/or electric vehicles. This will provide charging convenience for those who have switched to electric vehicles.
Claudio Candia, Enel X Industries Manager, stated that this initiative demonstrates the path towards corporate sustainability and reflects a common and shared vision. This vision is more conscious of climate change and incorporates technologies that will significantly save MTS's operations.
The Red MTS is the most extensive hardware network in the country, consisting of 49 associated brands that collaborate in the network's business model. With a presence from Arica to Punta Arenas, the network has 142 sales points catering to diverse customers. Each brand is a leader in its respective area of expertise, and together, they are widely recognized as the largest supplier for small and medium-sized hardware dealers and specialists in the market.
Enel X has implemented a Sustainable Biocarport, a solar photovoltaic plant, and electric vehicle chargers. These projects are intended to serve as a model for MTS Network partners to adopt and implement in their stores across the country, encouraging the development of similar initiatives.
Red MTS is the largest hardware network in the country. It has 49 associated brands that participate in the network through a collaborative business model. The network has a presence from Arica to Punta Arenas, with 142 sale-oriented points in various locations. Each brand is a leader in the different areas in which they are present. The brands that make up the MTS Network are recognized in the market as the largest supplier for small and medium-sized hardware dealers and specialists.
Enel X has introduced the Sustainable Biocarport, a solar photovoltaic plant, and electric vehicle chargers as a model for MTS Network partners. The aim is to encourage them to implement similar projects in their stores nationwide.