More than 5,000 solar modules will deliver a total of 1.8 million kWh of solar power per year to nine public facilities in Spain. Conergy supplied the modules to its partner and contractor Gamma Solutions.
Installed on the roofs of the buildings of a public water company in Perafort and Vandellos in Tarragona, two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 500 kW will be ensuring emission-free water treatment. Together, they will be producing 750,000 kWh per year—five times the amount that the inhabitants of the village of Perafort consume each year.
Conergy equipped four other plants with a total capacity of 450 kW in the wine region of La Rioja: two on sports halls, one on a state school and another one on the historic city archives of Logroño, the provincial capital of the autonomous region of La Rioja on the Ebro River in northern Spain. They will be generating approximately 600,000 kWh of clean solar power for the public sector.
Two more plants were built in Bailén in Jaén Province on top of sports halls. These are complemented by a power plant on the rooftops of the building housing the city council to provide a total capacity of close to 300 kW.
“With these projects, the councils are clearly going for sustainability and quality,” said Luis Jiménez Gutierrez, managing director of Conergy Spain. “The rooftop plants supply the electricity during the day, when it is needed in the public facilities. Schools and universities in particular, but also other government buildings, are ideally suited for solar power. Only recently, a Conergy carport plant was connected to the grid on the campus of the University of Almería, for instance. We also see great potential for the future in this sector—particularly as the cost for solar power is already lower than for power from the grid in Spain today.”
Conergy partner Gamma Solutions acts as both investor and general contractor.
“With these plants, we are expanding our project portfolio to 10 mW of installed capacity,” said David Huete, energy manager of Gamma Solutions. “At the same time, we are fulfilling an educational mission by allowing Spanish pupils to experience electricity generation first hand. In future, electricity from renewable energies will gain further in importance, and we as a company intend to participate in this development.”