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).

Dr. Shi presented the ultralight solar panel in Dubai by TSO

On February 17, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, an eminent photovoltaic expert and founder of Sunman and Suntech, presented the eArche ultra-light solar panel by TSO Dubai during the Breakfast Seminar at Hotel H in Dubai, which was attended by business people and members of the UAE authorities.

This is the audiovisual, photographic and media summary that covered the event.

 

 

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EL CORREO DEL GOLFO       

 

      CHINESE MASS MEDIA 

            

            

             

 

TSO official sponsor at Spain Pavilion in EXPO 2020 Dubai

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.

These are the mass media that have published the news

 

EL CORREO DEL GOLFO          

 

 

        PV MAGAZINE ESPAÑA

 

 

WORLD TRADE ENERGY        

 

 

       AGENDA DE LA EMPRESA

 

 

MURCIA.COM       

 

 

       ECOCONSTRUCCIÓN 

 

 

EL CORREO DE ANDALUCÍA        

 

 

            ECOTICIAS

 

 

ALJARAFE INFORMA          

 

 

          CÁMARA DE SEVILLA 

 

 

ESEFICIENCIA            

 

 

                   ENERGYNEWS

 

 

ATALAYAR           

 

 

              SOLARNEWS

 

 

ENERGÍA DE HOY               

 

 

              PYMES MAGAZINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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            

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.

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

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

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:

 

INTEREMPRESAS    

 

    PV MAGAZINE 

 

ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES    

 

  SOLARNEWS

 

ESEFICIENCIA   

 

 

    ENERGÉTICA XXI

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.