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.

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSO optimizes and repowers solar plants with drone

TSO, The South Oracle, has patented an exclusive software for the automatic identification of failures in the images taken with drone in solar panels, which in addition to guaranteeing the maintenance of photovoltaic plants, also allows repowering.

In order to develop this project called OSR, Optimized Solar Repowering, TSO has a team of engineers and scientists within the Biomedical Technology Centre of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) who work with leading-edge technology to complete this software that will be launched on the market in the first quarter of 2020.

 

What is OSR?

 

After an exhaustive analysis of photovoltaic plants in Europe, TSO’s R&D department saw the need to accelerate the maintenance process, minimizing costs and its duration. Therefore, the research focused on developing a computer system connected to drones, the aim of which was to provide in record time, a complete report of the current status of each photovoltaic panel within a plant.

Thus OSR, the preventive-predictive and corrective Smart Solar Maintenance (SSM) software, was born, which through thermography and visible image with drone also guarantees the Repowering/Revamping of solar plants, detecting failures in solar modules instantly and allowing the reinstallation of damaged panels for optimal solar production, even offering an economic study of such repowering/revamping. In this way, OSR will be presented as an innovative solution in the updating of photovoltaic plants that have already completed their warranty period and need to return to full performance.

 

                                                    

 

With this software, TSO will put an end to the problems many current installations have nowadays, which gradually affect their production during their useful life, by predicting the panels that are going to fail before compliance with the guarantee and those that have to be changed in plants that have completed 10 years of operation and are therefore out of guarantee. Reports of this company indicate that around 6-8% of the solar modules present failures in plants installed 10 years ago and that 2% of the modules will fail throughout their useful life in any solar plant.

In conclusion, OSR will cover three existing needs in photovoltaic plants. Firstly, the preventive-predictive and corrective (SSM); secondly, the plant repowering/revamping to optimize the production and finally, the economic study and the new proposal that will guarantee the maximum profitability of the solar plant.

TSO announces that a demonstration of the advantages of its OSR patent will be conducted during the O&M and Asset Management International Congress to be held on 5 December in London.

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

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.

 

TSO presents the first ELECTRIC SOLAR TARIFF of the Spanish photovoltaic market

  • A new concept for everyone to enjoy self-consumption, energy efficiency and reduction in CO2 emissions.

In its mission to socialize solar energy, TSO, The South Oracle, presents a unique solution in Spain: the first Electric Solar Tariff, with which the user obtains savings of up to 30% on his bill. The concept is the ‘flat rate’, with which TSO guarantees its customers a fixed price and an unlimited consumption of solar energy depending on the power contracted.

For this, TSO presents seven different solutions aimed at the residential market, which adapt to the needs of each client; and customized solutions for the commercial and industrial sectors, guaranteeing savings of up to 30%. With these solutions, all sectors obtain the great benefit of setting the price of their energy consumption for 10 years, forgetting the constant concern for the cost of their bill, marked by the vagaries of the conventional electricity market.

The TSO Solar Electric Tariff is a new concept for everyone to enjoy self-consumption, energy efficiency and reduction in CO2 emissions. In addition, these are covered by the new Decree Law 15/2018 on Self-consumption in Spain.

Electric Solar Rate by TSO: solutions for the residential market

 

The TSO GRAE

During the 10 years of validity of the tariff, TSO will provide its services of maintenance, conservation and insurance of theft or damages of the solar plant thanks to the GRAE. An energetic coach dedicated exclusively to guaranteeing the benefits of solar self-consumption in the TSO client. Including advice on the improvement of optimal energy consumption habits, something that is achieved with real-time monitoring of each solar plant.

 

In addition, TSO offers its customers a monitor or tablet in which to check the operation of the plant, its energy savings and the reduction in CO2 emissions. The GRAE also acts as a coach, advising the client how to constantly reduce their electricity consumption, communicating the latest trends and technologies in energy saving, as well as marketing and dissemination campaigns to reduce their CO2 footprint. Accompanies and advises the client at all times on the road to energy excellence.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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