PortAventura World in Spain will install a solar park which will be Europe’s largest as the resort continues to invest in sustainable initiatives.

Slated to launch in spring 2020, the €6 million investment will provide one third of the entire theme park resort’s electricity as it installs 22,000 solar panels on land which will be equivalent in size of 14 football pitches.

In June, the resort opened its first zero-emission hotel, Colorado Creek and was one of the first companies to sign the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism for sustainable tourism. Last year it pledged to be plastic-free by 2020.

Fernando Aldecoa, managing director of PortAventura World said: “The solar park is a project that acts as a lever to promote change towards a more sustainable and responsible world. This vision allows us to remain at the forefront and continue to be leaders in sustainability amongst international tourist destinations”.

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The plant will prevent the emission of 4,000 tonnes of C02 per year, which is equivalent to the amount of C02 absorbed by 930,000 trees.

PortAventura World is working with Clean C02, a carbon management brand, to reduce its emissions by purchasing Verified Emission Reductions (VERs), a carbon credit for projects that improve the environment