[March 27th, 2019] Honda Energy will expand the generation capacity of its wind farm located in Xangri-Lá, Rio Grande do Sul. The company announced its intention to build an additional tower in the park, expanding the number of wind turbines to ten. The announcement was made during the inauguration of the second plant of Honda Automóveis in Brazil, in the city of Itirapina, in the state of São Paulo.
The enterprise currently supplies the electric power demand of the automobile plant, the Research & Development Center and the offices in the cities of Sumaré and São Paulo. With the expansion, the company will also supply the energy demands of the new plant, ensuring that all Honda cars sold in Brazil are produced with energy from clean and renewable sources. With the construction of the tenth tower, the installed capacity will jump from the current 27.7 MW to 30 MW.
Since the inauguration of the park, Honda has stopped emitting more than 24 thousand tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, minimizing the environmental impact of the brand's production processes. The energy generated by Honda in the wind park of Xangri-Lá since January 2015 has exceeded 306 thousand MWh.
Focused on solutions for the efficient use of renewable resources, Honda decided to use wind power because this source has one of the lowest levels of CO2 emissions, and Brazil has favorable wind conditions. Moreover, as it does not produce harmful byproducts and has low environmental impact, wind power has a crucial role in the development and construction of a sustainable society.
Source: Canal Energia