TSO brings solar selfconsumption with its ultralight panels to the Spain Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

  • Being 100% integrated in the Spain Pavilion, the photovoltaic plant designed by TSO, will guarantee not only its sustainability but also a zero-visual impact.

 

TSO, The South Oracle, a photovoltaic engineering company and pioneer of self-consumption in Spain, is in charge of designing and providing, with its ultralight solar panels, the plant that will supply solar energy to the Spain Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the first Universal Exhibition to be held in the Middle East and which will be inaugurated on October 20th. This initiative comes after the sponsorship agreement reached with Accion Cultural Española (AC/E), which is the public company responsible for managing Spain’s presence at the Universal and International Exhibitions.

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSO’s directives, Antonio Calo and Cristina Vicente, signed in Madrid’s AC/E headquarters the sponsorship agreement with AC/E Financial Director, Eduardo Fernandez Palomares. Through this agreement, the Sevillian company becomes a “Partner in the construction of the Spain Pavilion”, designed by the studio Amann-Canovas-Maruri (Temperaturas Extremas Arquitectos, S.L.P.).

Continuing its mission to socialize solar energy, TSO is doing its part to make the Spain Pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai more sustainable through a state-of-the-art photovoltaic plant. To achieve this goal, the solar plant, of about 60 kWp, will be 100% integrated in the avant-garde construction of the building, guaranteeing a zero-visual impact. This fusion between architecture and engineering will be possible thanks to the ultralight solar panel provided by TSO, whose technical specifications (flexibility, weight of about 3 kg/m² and customization) allow its total adaptation to any surface or structure.

 

 

TSO’s engineering team is working with enthusiasm on this project, which is a new milestone in its business career, as it is the company of the Spanish photovoltaic sector that will help in the field of energy efficiency in the construction and in the subsequent operation of the pavilion of its country of origin. In addition to representing it at Expo 2020 Dubai as a pioneer in photovoltaic innovation, TSO has also been operating since September 2018 both in Spain and in the United Arab Emirates.

The Spain Pavilion, of about 6,000 m², will be in the Expo district dedicated to sustainability, under the slogan “Intelligence for Life”. It will feature spectacular architecture, highlighted by its iconic strength, circular economy criteria and a design based on the recycling of its materials. It is conceived as a large square covered by a series of iconic volumes, with parasols of different sizes, on which will be integrated the ultralight TSO panels, which will also carry the colours of the Spanish flag.

 

The Municipal Police of Pamplona has already the ultralight solar panel of TSO

The Pamplona City Council has chosen TSO’s ultralight panel to install a photovoltaic plant for self-consumption on the new sustainable roof of the Public Safety building, where the Municipal Police is located. The project has been carried out by Construcciones Leache, S. L. with an investment of 197,169 Euros.

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.

         

TSO in O&M and Asset Management 2019 London

Last Thursday 5th December TSO, The South Oracle participated in O&M and Asset Management 2019 presenting its OSR patent (Optimized Solar Repowerning).
Here’s a photographic summary, an event organized by SolarPower Europe y Solar Trade Association:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onuva, a solidarity focused foster home that relies on TSO for its energy transition and sustainability

  • Onuva is one of the first foster homes in Spain to opt for renewables. 
  •  The self-consumption photovoltaic plant has a power of 22 kW and will cover 70% of its daytime electricity demand.

 

TSO (The South Oracle) has begun the installation of the solar photovoltaic plant for daytime self-consumption in the Onuva Community: a non-profit foster home for people in a situation of social exclusion, sick people without family or people in a situation of abandonment, located in the proximities of the Sevillian town of Puebla del Río. Belonging to the Archdiocese of Seville, this Community is positioned with this project as one of the first foster homes in Spain to bet on renewables. 

 

In this sense, the Onuva Community, also known as Fraternidad de la Madre de Dios (Fraternity of the Mother of God), trusts in TSO’s expertise and begins its energy transition by betting on the consumption of solar energy. To this end, TSO is installing a photovoltaic plant for self-consumption on one of its roofs, which its 22kW power will cover 70% of the Onuva community’s demand of daytime electricity. Respect for the environment and solidarity go hand in hand in this place, forming part of the day-to-day life of its carers, a group of people devoted in body and soul to the neediest and to their well-being on a totally voluntary basis.

 

TSO has designed a solar plant which, by producing 34,000 kWh per year, will enable the centre to reduce its CO2 emissions by 13,500 kg per year (equivalent to 900 trees). In addition to making Onuva a more sustainable foster home, this TSO project helps them in their energy efficiency, estimating an annual saving of around €5,000 on their electricity bill. The solar plant also includes the maintenance guarantee and the incident or theft insurance offered by TSO to all its customers through the GRAE, the TSO’s remote energy assistance management. The personalised energy coach who, in real time, covers the client’s needs and advises them on everything they may request.

 

As a TSO customer, Onuva is also benefited by the certification of the photovoltaic plant with the ECO20 seal by ECA Bureau Veritas, the only official certification for self-consumption of electricity from solar energy. These TSO guaranteed services fulfil their mission to socialize solar energy, by making the Onuva Community acquire not only environmental, but also humanitarian and social commitment.

Interview to CEO at TSO in PYMES MAGAZINE

The Sevillian magazine PYMES Magazine has published an interview with our CEO, Antonio Calo, in its October edition. It reviews the beginnings in the photovoltaic sector of the Director of TSO of the innovative projects that we carry out and also talks about the Solar Electric Tariff. 

          

Antonio Calo, CEO of TSO, during an interview with Rocio Espinosa, Director of PYMES Magazine.

Read here (pages 14,15,16 y 17): Revista nº20 mes de octubre

TSO IN ONDA CERO’S “ANDALUCIA CAPITAL” RADIO PROGRAM

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.

Watch the video in this link: TSO en Onda Cero Andalucía

 

Hear the audio from the interview here:

 

                 

SOLARNEWS INTERVIEWS TSO ABOUT ITS SOLAR ELECTRIC TARIFF

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.

 

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First PPA to produce organic eggs with solar energy

Despensa San Nicolás trusts in TSO to be the first organic food company in Spain to signs a PPA contract to produce organic eggs. These mass media have posted this project:

 

Energías Renovables         

 

       SolarNews

 

Energética XXI     

 

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Hora Jaén       

 

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FIRST PPA TO PRODUCE ORGANIC EGGS WITH SOLAR ENERGY

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’s ultralight 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 sustainability and 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 celebrates its 40th Anniversary betting again for self-consumption with TSO

 

  • TSO will install four new solar plants in the ROYSE delegations of Andalusia and Madrid, which add up to a total of 30 kWp. 

  • The bearing company is also committed to the storage of solar energy thanks to the batteries offered by TSO.

 

Once again, the 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.

 

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 TSO since 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.