This construction company has provided the Public Safety building in Pamplona with a modular roof made of wood from sustainable forests, in which they are integrated 266 ultralight flexible solar panels, which are exclusive products of the Sevillian company TSO, The South Oracle.
The photovoltaic plant of about 80 kW, with an estimated production of 95 MWh per year, will cover up to 20% of the energy consumed by the building. In terms of aesthetics, TSO has guaranteed a zero-visual impact with the total integration of their ultralight panels on the new sustainable roof. This is possible thanks to the technical features of these exclusive solar panels, which are flexible, glassfree, weigh less than 5 kilos and can be customized and adapted to any surface, reducing the installation time by up to 70% compared to that used in photovoltaic installations with conventional panels.
For this project, the ultralight TSO panel selected has no profile, has its junction box on the front and is composed by 60 monocrystalline cells, giving it a maximum power of 290 watts. The photovoltaic plant is made up of 38 rows of seven panels each, all of them bonded with a special polymer along a 900 square meters surface. This roof is supported and fixed on the existing one, serving also as waterproofing and improving the thermal insulation of the building. It is a ‘2 in 1’ system called ‘plug and play’ (roof plus photovoltaic installation) connected to the building’s interior network.
The electrical connection of these panels also presents an innovative solution. It has been integrated into a smart micro-network in the same building using BeePlanet’s reused second life battery storage, V2G technology charging posts for municipal electric vehicles and micro-network control technology developed by CENER. All this action is part of the European Horizon 2020 project called Stardust, to which the Pamplona City Council is a partner.
Furthermore, the Sevillian company TSO is a pioneer in the participation of photovoltaic integration projects in surfaces, buildings or existing structures. Some examples of this are the photovoltaic solar plant integrated in the carports of the Emirates Towers parking lot in Dubai and in the façade of Tower 2 in Seville, being this latter the first architectural integration in an existing façade in Europe.
Every Tuesday at 7 pm, the journalist Diego García Cabello reviews the economic and business news in his radio show “Andalucia Capital” in Onda Cero Andalucia radio station. On Tuesday June 25 we had the honour of being invited to this program, where Antonio Calo, CEO of TSO (The South Oracle), explained the favourable situation of solar self-consumption in Spain after being approved the Spanish Royal Decree Law 244/2019 and announced the innovative projects that we are developing in the United Arab Emirates and in our country.
Solarnews, the magazine specialized in solar energy, has devoted two pages to TSO (The South Oracle)in its third quarter of 2019 edition. They include the interview with Antonio Calo, CEO of TSO, about the Solar Electric Tariff that we launched last April, coinciding with the approval of the Spanish Royal Decree Law 244/2019 on the Regulation of self-consumption in Spain, becoming the first flat rate tariff for photovoltaic solar energy in this country.
Monday, June 3, the Cadena Ser radio station show “Hoy por hoy Sevilla”gave us a few minutes of its program to talk about the advances of TSO (The South Oracle) throughout its business career. This radio program is presented, in its local coverage of Seville, by the renowned journalist Salomon Hachuel, who conducted a pleasant interview with our colleague Alejandro Pallares, manager of CFV, one of the departments of TSO. That day the program was broadcasted from the facilities of the Aquarium of Seville, on the occasion of Cadena Ser’s special programming to celebrate the World Day of the Oceans, which official day is June 8.
The South Oracle (TSO) is once again a pioneer in promoting self-consumption with solar energy through PPA in Spain.Despensa San Nicolas, a company from Jaen, has relied on TSO’s experience to become the first company to sign a solar PPA in the organic food sector in Spain to produce its organic eggs, characterised by their excellent quality and high nutritional value.
This company, which specialises in organic products, will install TSO’sultralight flexible panel on the roof of its 700 m2 poultry farm. The installation will have a 10.40 kW power capacity, covering the 100% of its daytime electricity consumption. Thanks to the photovoltaic plant that will cover the roof of the organic egg farm, Despensa San Nicolas will stop emitting circa 145,000 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere within the warranty period of the plant, reducing its carbon footprint by approximately 10,000 trees.
The photovoltaic solar plant allows Despensa San Nicolas to complete its sustainable policy, which is a step forward in the environmental balance of the farm, where the birds are raised in open space conditions within an organic olive grove.
Energy efficiency and ECO20® certification (made with solar energy)
In order to testify its commitment to environmental sustainabilityand energy efficiency,Despensa San Nicolas will be awarded with the ECO20® seal, the only one to guarantee a 100% production with energy from the sun, which is certified by ECA Bureau Veritas.
ROYSE Group,Bearings and Services, S.L. relies on TSO, The South Oracle,for its experience in the solar photovoltaic sector, to expand its self-consumption offer with the installation of four new solar plants between its delegations of Andalusia and Madrid. These mass media have published this project:
The company, one of the world leaders in bearings, celebrates its 40th Anniversary, joining the energy transition with TSO and beginning a new stage oriented towards environmental sustainability. For this, the total power contracted will be about 30 kWp, estimating an annual production well above 40,000 kWh per year. With this power distributed among the new four photovoltaic plants, ROYSE will achieve a reduction of 16 tons in its annual CO2 emissions, equivalent to 1,066 trees. In addition, the company is committed to energy storage with the installation of innovative batteries offered by TSO,which will allow ROYSE to consume clean energy at night.
TSO is once again the company chosen by ROYSE for the design and installation of its new solar plants, thanks to the quality, profitability and excellence of its exclusive ultralight flexible solar panel, PSFU (eArche®). We remind that the bearing firm has benefited from the energy self-consumption of the hand of TSOsince last July, in two of its delegations in Seville capital. Both located in the Parsi Industrial Area, one of 27 kWp and another of 5.3 kWp.
According to the data of our monitoring system, the photovoltaic plant of greater power (27 kWp) has generated savings of 25% in its first six months of life (from July to December 2018). This percentage translates into about 3,000 euros of savings in the electricity bill and a reduction of more than 10 tons in CO2 emissions.
Antonio Calo, CEO at TSO, during his presentation in CADE Las Cabezas de San Juan
As, last may, in similar previous event in Estepa (Seville), TSO has newly participated in this seminar with a presentation of the energy services contracts added value by its CEO, Antonio Calo, who spoke about the existing models, defined the guaranteed savings, and their set up. Next, the CEO of TSOkept talking about the advantages for companies to take actions for energy efficiency and explained ECO20 certification seal. This quality certificate differentiates those companies powered by solar energy, making them relevant from their competitors.
Written by Eva Montes, Communication Manager at TSO.