Soltech installs its first floating solar unit in Spain
Sud Renovables, a Spanish subsidiary of Soltech Group, has installed the company’s first floating solar energy unit, which also represents the first installation of that kind in Catalonia in Spain.
The solar panels are installed on top of a reservoir for rainwater that is used for land irrigation. The solar energy solution covers an area of approximately 715 square meters and is expected to produce approximately 140,000 kWh annually.
Sud Renovables designed and installed Catalonia’s and Soltech Group‘s first floating solar energy solution on top of a rainwater reservoir in Tarragona.
The project has been carried out for Atens, a company that has a long history of developing biotechnological solutions for the agricultural sector.
Although this is Sud Renovables first on water installation, the company’s CEO Manel Romero foresees that this type of solution will grow in number in the future and the company has already started the next project on water.
“We clearly see that this type of solutions will increase in the region as we have many reservoirs like this one. The floating solar panels also reduce water evaporation and the water in turn helps to cool the solar panels which increases their efficiency by 10-15%. Floating solar energy installations are therefore advantageous from several perspectives,” Romero said.
The Spanish solar energy company Sud Renovables became Soltech’s second European acquisition when it became part of the group in 2022. The company, with approximately 150 employees, is active in solar energy and storage solutions.
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