Conergy Builds Largest On-roof Solar Power System in Gran Canary

Over 7,600 Conergy PowerPlus Modules produce 2,600 megawatt hours of electricity per year. More than 9 miles/15 km of Conergy mounting systems and 72 Conergy inverters installed. Bankia invests in a further 270 kW Conergy rooftop system in Tenerife.

As a leader in solar energy solutions in Spain, Conergy completed the installation of the largest solar rooftop system on the Canary Islands. The 1.75 kilowatt solar power plant is located on the 46,000 square foot/14,000 square meter roof of the coffee roaster Emicela in Aqüimes on Gran Canary. In a record time of only two months, the Conergy engineers installed more than 7,600 Conergy PowerPlus Modules and more than 9 miles/15 kilometers Conergy SolarFamulus and SunTop III mounting systems. The premium modules will produce 2,600 megawatt hours annually of electricity. A total of 72 Conergy inverters from the IPG series feed the electricity into the local grid. The power plant in the idyllically situated coastal town prevents 1,000 tons of the harmful greenhouse gas CO2 per year.

The investor of the new solar installation is Bankia, a large Spanish banking institution. “We don’t just talk about sustainability, we live it,” say the two brothers D. Emiliano and D. Sergio Arencibia from Emicela. “For generations now, we are connected to our islands here. In our production, we use high-quality natural products and recyclable packaging. Thanks to Conergy we can now also say, that we are using clean, emission-free electricity.” The executive chairman of Bankia, D. Rodrigo Rato adds, “Solar technology plays a vital role in creating a sustainable, environmentally friendly energy mix on the Canary Islands.”

Owing to their positive experience during the planning and installation stages, Bankia and Emicela have already engaged Conergy for a follow-up project. The Hamburg-based company is currently installing a second Conergy system on another rooftop of the coffee roaster with an output of 270 kilowatts. Both the investor and the company benefit from a total of two megawatts worth of Conergy system technology.

Head of Conergy Spain, Jiménez: "Maximizing the potential of rooftop systems."
Conergy’s leading position in the Spanish market is in part thanks to its years of experience in mounting rooftop systems. “There is a clear shift of trends in Spain from free-field installations to rooftops – whether on industrial buildings such as here on the Canaries or on private houses” says Luis Jiménez Gutiérrez, Head of Conergy Spain. “The potential here is immense, despite the cap on the market. Doing good business is still possible and with the largest rooftop-system in the Canaries, we have yet again proved this to be true.” Conergy has already installed more than 12 MW of clean solar energy in the region.

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Through its acquisition of well-established local companies, Conergy began operating as a distributor and project developer in North America in 2005 and currently has 5 offices, 4 warehouses and 3 production sites in the region. Conergy manufacturers mounting systems in Sacramento, CA. In Ontario, Canada Conergy produces modules and mounting systems that meet local content requirements for the Provincial FIT. In addition, Conergy operates a Project Group that develops and operates large-scale systems. Through these activities, Conergy maintains expert knowledge about local market conditions and requirements.