Conergy supplies modules for 3.3 MW Prosolia plants in the Canaries and near Madrid
Hamburg / Madrid / Tenerife, 20 March 2013 – Conergy has won an order in Spain for two rooftop installations with a total capacity of 3.3 megawatts. The customer is Conergy's longstanding partner Prosolia, who acts as promoter and general contractor for both projects. The larger of the two installations has a total capacity of 1.8 megawatts spread over a surface area of around 12,000 square metres and has been built on the roof of a warehouse belonging to a well-known German logistics company in Seseńa in the province of Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, approximately 80 kilometres south of Madrid.
1.5 MW: Second-largest rooftop project in the Canaries after Conergy's own record-plant
In addition to this, the second-largest rooftop installation in the Canaries, with a 1.5 megawatt power plant, has been built on a 10,000 square metre roof belonging to the food wholesaler Mercatenerife in Tenerife's capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The largest installation in the Canaries is also a Conergy installation: In 2011 Conergy built a 1.7 megawatt power plant on the roof of the coffee roasters Emicela in Aqüimes on Gran Canaria. So these two large rooftop projects are helping to provide "green" food in this beautiful holiday destination, including the coffee, fruit and vegetables, fish and meat that Mercatenerife sells on the holiday island.
Rooftop installations in Santa Cruz and Seseńa provide energy for 1,400 households
When the systems are connected to the grid at the end of March, around 13,600 Conergy "P Series" modules in the two rooftop installations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Seseńa will be producing around 5,000 megawatt hours of clean solar energy per year. That's enough power to supply more than 1,400 households. This represents a saving of 3,000 tonnes of damaging CO2 emissions – the equivalent of 24 cargo planes transporting food from sunny Tenerife to the Spanish capital Madrid.
Conergy Spain's Managing Director Jiménez: "We play a leading role in the Canaries."
"Conergy has achieved a leading market position in the Canary Islands", says Luis Jiménez Gutierrez, Managing Director of Conergy Spain. "On Gran Canaria we were responsible for the largest rooftop installation in the whole island group and now we are working with our partners Prosolia on the second-largest, this time on Tenerife. Both of the rooftop installations currently receive a feed-in tariff, but we are well prepared for the time when these payments come to an end. Solar power is already competitive in the Canaries and mainland Spain: Since last autumn, we have built 14 grid parity installations with own consumption levels of almost 100%."
Prosolia's Managing Director Gandia: "The plants have been realised in record time"
"We needed to build the solar power plants in a record time of only three weeks in order to meet the deadline of the legal regulation of the feed-in tariffs", says José Luis Gandia, Managing Director of Prosolia in Spain. "Therefore, we had to work very efficiently. With our partner Conergy we were able to perfectly coordinate and plan the exact arrival of the components in order to execute the installation on time. In addition to the rapid and flexible delivery, Conergy's local infrastructure was a key to success for the projects."
Conergy supplies complete solar energy services from a single source. As a leading PV Solution and Service Provider, Conergy offers its customers tailor made, worry-free, high-performance packages – be it for private or commercial roofs or for multi-megawatt installations. Along with supplying the "hardware" – all the necessary components for a solar plant – Conergy's complete solutions also include a full range of related solar services from architectural planning to yield insurance providing total piece of mind.
Conergy sells its system solutions around the world. Being active in over 40 countries across 5 continents, and with subsidiaries in 15 countries, Conergy ensures customers are never far from a Conergy expert. In the mature European solar markets, the PV system solution provider calls upon an unrivalled portfolio of premium quality installers, integrators, solar specialists and wholesalers who help commercial businesses, homeowners and private investors in their efforts to "go solar". In the emerging photovoltaic markets, the solar experts are focusing on large-scale solar plants, collaborating with international and local investors. As a result, in 2011, approximately three-quarters of Conergy group sales came from international markets, a trend which looks set to continue as Conergy consolidates its leading position in the global market.
For its turnkey solar plants all around the world, Conergy's exacting standards apply. This is backed by a continuous quality assurance process, which far exceeds the usual market standards and whose quality has been certified and confirmed by TÜV Rheinland. In the project's design and development phase, Conergy's experts -manage the planning and financing; and after the plant has been constructed and commissioned they take care of monitoring, maintenance, operational management of the plant and offer comprehensive warranty services and insurance.