Hydro will build a new photovoltaic power system at the aluminium extrusion plant in Trzcianka in Poland. The solar park is expected to be in operation in Q3 of 2022 and will generate 7.5 GWh/year to power a new extrusion press, currently under construction. The solar park will be built next to the extrusion plant and supply electricity directly to the plant. It will power the new 8-inch extrusion press which is currently being built. It will also produce enough electricity to cover parts of the remaining power consumption of the plant. The total investment amount for the solar park is EUR 5 million.With increasing electricity prices in Europe, the investment will supply the plant with clean renewable power. The Polish electricity grid mix is dominated by coal, so the solar park will reduce the carbon footprint of the extrusion process on the new extrusion press from an average of 0.68 kilo CO2 per kilo aluminium down to an estimated 0.14 kilo**.Hydro Extrusion Poland in Trzcianka employs over 700 people and produces 14,000 tonnes of aluminium profiles yearly.