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).

The Municipal Police of Pamplona with TSO’s ultralight solar panel

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.

These are the media that have published this news:

 

PV MAGAZINE ESPAÑA          

 

 

           ENERGÉTICA XXI

 

 

INTEREMPRESAS – ENERGÍA DE HOY         

 

 

         SOLARNEWS

 

 

ECOCONSTRUCCIÓN           

 

 

             ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES 

 

 

INFORMARIA DIGITAL            

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.

 

ECO20 certificated by ECA Bureau Veritas

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. These are the mass media that posted this news.

 

Pv magazine España    

 

        Energética XXI 

 

Energías Renovables     

 

      Solar News

 

ESEficiencia         

 

       El Círculo Verde

 

eComercio Agrario         

 

       Eléctricas.net

 

World Energy Trade     

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 into Social Challenges Program

Last June, the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities granted funding to TSO -The South Oracle- to research in integrated solar urban plants and EV charging stations. To develop such project, TSO is working along with the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER-CIEMAT). TSO awarded amount, 406.817 Euros, is to be invested in a 3-year R&D line in PSU patent, unique in Spain. In this path, TSO will influence an Investigation, Development and Innovation program fighting for Social Challenges, which objective is to search for social, economic and technological solutions to problems in our country, through constructing scientific knowledge and the qualify investigation.

TSO is a world pioneer in the solar photovoltaics sector thanks to its ultralight flexible solar panel, which enables versatile solar plants that produce low-cost clean electricity on all surface. With PSU patent, TSO converts any urban element into a solar photovoltaic generator, fostering cities and municipalities into “prosumers”.