HAMBURG, Madrid — There’s a sunny outlook for nine public facilities in Spain, including some schools, sports facilities, a water company and government buildings. In the future, over 5,000 solar modules installed on the roofs of these buildings, which Conergy supplied to its partner and general contractor Gamma Solutions, will deliver a total of 1.8 million kilowatt hours of clean solar power a year, sufficient to supply over 500 Spanish households, according to a press release.
Installed on the roofs of the buildings of a public water company in Perafort and Vandellos in Tarragona, two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 500 kilowatt will be ensuring emission-free water treatment.
Together, they will be producing 750,000 kilowatt hours per year — five times the amount that the inhabitants of the village of Perafort consume each year.
Conergy equipped four further plants with a total capacity of 450 kilowatt in the wine region of La Rioja: Two on sports halls, one on a state school and another one on the historic city archives of Logroño, the provincial capital of the autonomous region of La Rioja on the Ebro River in northern Spain, stated the release.
They will be generating around another 600,000 kilowatt hours of clean solar power for the public sector.
And the outlook is also sunny for sporting activities in Bailén in Jaén Province, where two further plants were built on top of sports halls. These are complemented by a power plant on the rooftops of the building housing the city council to provide a total capacity of close to 300 kilowatt.
“With these projects, the councils are clearly going for sustainability and quality,” said Luis Jiménez Gutierrez, managing director of Conergy Spain. “The rooftop plants supply the electricity during the day, when it is needed in the public facilities. Schools and universities in particular, but also other government buildings, are ideally suited for solar power. Only recently, a Conergy carport plant was connected to the grid on the campus of the University of Almería, for instance. We also see great potential for the future in this sector – particularly as the cost for solar power is already lower than for power from the grid in Spain today.”
Read the entire press release here.