TSO Group and SABICO SEGURIDAD implement for the first time in Spain a safety system with optical fiber in a rooftop self-consumption PV plant

The innovative SINGLE FOP system guarantees maximum security with real-time communications in the event of incidents or theft of solar panels

TSO Group, which has recently celebrated 25 years in the photovoltaic solar energy sector, adds another milestone in the Spanish self-consumption by collaborating with SABICO SEGURIDAD to implement the first security system with plastic fiber optics in a distributed generation plant in Spain. Specifically, in the 424 kWp self-consumption photovoltaic installation on the roof of a renowned private university centre, located in the province of Seville.

This innovative system known as SINGLE FOP consists of the installation of plastic fiber optics in each of the solar panels of the photovoltaic plant, ensuring maximum protection against theft and incidents, by generating communications via email of the status of the plant in real time. The rooftop distributed generation plant for self-consumption, where SINGLE FOP has been implemented for the first time in our country, consists of a total of 1117 solar panels, for which more than 2 km of plastic fiber optics have been required.

Some of the advantages of this innovative safety and protection system is its wiring of a diameter of merely 2.2 mm, which can easily be installed in the solar panels, and the immunity it has against interference from antennas, electrical cables or bad weather. Among other qualities, it is noteworthy for its performance in extreme temperatures, from -40º to +85º, due to its polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) core and its anti UV coating.

With this pioneer project, TSO Group and SABICO SEGURIDAD join forces with the aim of implementing in Spain a photovoltaic self-consumption that, under the seal of this cooperation, is synonymous with quality, safety and excellence. Integrating the monitoring and assistance to the energy efficiency guaranteed by TSO Group, through its GRAE department, with the advanced security and protection system SINGLE FOP by SABICO SEGURIDAD, monitored in one of its Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).

TSO IN THE SEVILLIAN RADIO STATION ‘CADENA SER’

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.

 

Click here to hear the interview: TSOCAD~1

       

 

 

Click here to read the post about TSO in the Cadena Ser web

ECO20® certificated by ECA Grupo Bureau Veritas

TSO’s ECO20® seal already counts on the certification by ECA Grupo Bureau Veritas.

This seal is the only seal that guarantees the 100% solar origin and the CO2 emission reduction of self-consumption solar energy.

 

TSO, The South Oracle again achieves a milestone in its roadmap as a company specialized in solar energy and, this time, the star is its ECO20® seal, which, in alliance with ECA Grupo Bureau Veritas, makes its application certifiable for any asset, under principles of total objectivity and impartiality regarding the savings in consumption.

 

ECO20® is the only seal guaranteeing the residential, commercial, service and industrial sectors that the origin of their power consumption is solar energy. This seal proves the clear position in favour of environmental sustainability, because of its double certifying function: on one side, it guarantees the 100% solar originated self-consumption; and, on the other side, it thus testifies the reduction in CO2 emissions.

 

Furthermore, there are four differentiating ECO20® categories to determine the level of solar energy self-consumption from any installation or power plant. This way, every sector, in function of their solar power consumption, can be certified with the ECO20® seal, proving their level of energy efficiency. To that intent, there exist four distinctive referentials of the ECO20® seal establishing the level of a solar power plant’s renewable self-consumption. The first is the seal itself, aimed to certify those not overpassing 50% of renewable power consumption; the second, labeled as ‘Silver’, credits self-consumption up to 70%; the third, labeled as ‘Gold’, credits up to 80%; and the last category, ‘Platinum’, certifies those solar installations over 80%.

How ECO20® is born

 

Early 2017, TSO detected the growing interest big multinational companies showed in supplying their power needs with 100% renewable energy through direct self-consumption. Corporations like Apple, Google, News Corp, etc. were installing huge renewable power plants to supply their DPCs and central facilities. The whole initiative is born with the intentino to emotionally connect to their customers and increase their fidelization.

 

Following the same trend, TSO designed this certification called ECO20®: “Made with solar energy”, based on the compensation of warranties of origin issued by CNMC, for self-consumption solar photovoltaic installations for exporting agrofood companies. But, currently, this concept has been expanded  to other sectors (real estate, health, industrial or services) due to the huge potential it represents. This way, any company, business, industry or residential building consuming solar photovoltaic energy can differentiate from concurrence in a positive manner through the certification offered by the ECO20® seal, improving their policy in terms of sustainability and efficiency, and being part of their country’s energy transition.

 

 

TSO achieves the homologation of its flexible solar panels in Dubai

TSO, The South Oracle, arrives to the end of 2018 with good news: the homologation by DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) of its ultralight flexible solar panels PSFU (eArche®)Therefore, it has become the first company offering a flexible panel within the Emirate of Dubai, where an ambitious project is being developed since last October.

Not in vain, Etihad ESCO, the public company created by DEWA to promote energy efficiency in this Emirates region, has deposited its trust on TSO’s expertise for the design of the solar photovoltaic power plant which will feed solar power to the Museum of the Future. This power plant will be integrated on the marquees of the Emirates Towers’ parking lot.

The Museum of the Future, currently under construction, will be unique in the world due to its design and innovation, which will set a turning point in the History of Architecture, and which, thanks to TSO , will be provided with an instantaneous self-consumption solar power plant.

DEWA has already issued the necessary permits to begin, within the next days, the installation works of this innovative solar power plant integrated in theEmirates Towers’ parking lot marquees, area where the Museum of the Future is located. With no visual impact, the solar plant will generate 282 MWh yearly and avoid some 170 Tn of CO2 emissions per year, equivalent to about 9,400 trees.

Written by Eva Montes, Communication Manager at TSO

Energy Efficiency seminar in Las Cabezas de San Juan, Seville

Last October 30th, TSO, The South Oracle participated in the Agro-industry efficiency seminar, held at CADE Las Cabezas de San Juan (Seville). The event was organized by Andalucía Emprende, Junta de Andalucía foundation, and has for objective raising awareness among businessmen as the urgency of taking actions for energy efficiency to meet required CO2 emissions reduction.

 

   

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 TSO kept 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.

 

TSO AWARDS A GIFT OF 15,000 EUROS IN ELECTRICITY

On Friday, February 16, TSO awarded a present of 15,000 euros in electricity. At the annual dinner of the Association of Property Managers of Seville (CAFS), attended by more than 140 property managers, there was a happy winner, to whom TSO will install a Solar Photovoltaic Kit “S” at the location of his choice. Along the kit’s lifetime, the winner will save a good 15,000 euros in his electricity bill. Not only that: he will also reduce CO2 emissions in estimated 22,330 kg for 25 years, equivalent to the CO2 emissions of a family car driving 35 days non-stop, or, likewise, of a 42” LED TV continually turned on for 15 years. On top of that, our Solar Kit is equipped with a monitoring system showing energy generation and consumption in real time.

But the best is always left for the end. The awarded Solar Photovoltaic Kit includes the ECO20® certification, granting that 100% of the obtained energy comes from the sun. The building where the solar panels are installed will thus have its own green energy certificate.

The picture shows the CEO of TSO, Antonio Calo, together with Alejandro Pallarés, Manager of our CFV product portfolio, and the prize winner, the property manager Manuel Pérez Ramos. Our congratulations to the winner. Producing energy with TSO’s Solar Kit is a guaranteed prize for anyone installing it on its home or business. If you wish to know more about the advantages of our Solar Kits, there is more information here.

We would be pleased to assist you in person.