VilarencAqua, a pioneering centre in the area in the installation of photovoltaic solar energy.
What is self-consumption?
Self-consumption is the production of electrical energy with the installation of photovoltaic solar panels to satisfy the energy demands of a specific location and its users. The renewable energy plant is connected to the internal electrical network of the building where it is installed, in order to transmit the power from this to all consumption, and as the owner's electrical installation remains connected to the public distribution network, there will never be any energy or power supply problems, as there will always be energy available. The energy produced by the panels or wind turbines is energy that does not have to be purchased, so the customer will be making annual savings by increasing the electricity tariff.
Influence of the weather
Photovoltaic modules generate electricity all year round, as long as there is solar radiation. Normally more electricity is generated in summer due to the increased intensity and time of sunshine, although electricity is also generated in winter, even on cloudy or foggy days. The lifetime of photovoltaic modules is normally considered to be around 30 years, and very often they are offered on the market with a guarantee of up to 25 years. It should be noted that all elements of the installation are recyclable.
The PV field is composed of 12 parallel arrays of 20 panels and 3 parallel arrays of 18 panels. Each panel is 410 Wp 0/+5W. This arrangement equates to a total installed power of 120.54 kWp, which is 99 kW nominal evacuated by 1 inverter of 99 kWn. The photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof following the orientation of the building's architecture.
Reduction of emissions
The photovoltaic installation for self-consumption connected to the electricity grid will contribute significantly to the reduction of polluting emissions into the atmosphere and savings in oil consumption, avoiding the emission of 39.18 tonnes of CO2.
Sustainability at VilarencAqua
In addition to photovoltaic solar collectors, VilarencAqua has always been committed to the development of renewable energies to minimise the ecological footprint and make the installation sustainable. We have 450 m² of solar thermal panels to heat water using the sun's energy. We also have a biomass boiler to heat organic pellets. The entire centre is illuminated with high-efficiency LED technology. We implement thermal insulation measures for the circuits and optimisation of energy consumption.
Power: 120.54 kWp
Panels: 294 panels of 410 Wp
Estimated annual production: 156,723 kWh per year.
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