SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 8 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Cañada Blanca Visitor Center, in the Teide National Park, will be supplied with photovoltaic solar energy as 108 panels have been placed to have an alternative renewable energy source from an isolated hybrid photovoltaic installation in which investment has been made. a total of 249,684 euros.
This was reported this Saturday by the Cabildo de Tenerife, which adds that this center was inaugurated in June 2022 after being closed for 15 years, and due to its location it is isolated from the Electrical Distribution Network, for which reason it was supplied with energy from the use of a 300 kVA generator set.
In this way, the energy supply of the building was based on the consumption of fossil fuels (diesel), which represented a significant handicap at an economic and sustainability level.
In order to achieve greater energy independence from fossil fuels, the Teide National Park commissioned the drafting of a technical project to provide the center with an alternative renewable energy source.
For its part, this project developed a technical solution based on the installation of 108 photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the center, associated with four inverters of 10 kW of power each, complemented by an energy storage system of 123 kWh in total. .
The configuration of this system allows the storage batteries to be self-supplied and recharged at the same time in order to take advantage of all the excess potential at the necessary times, and to be able to achieve a high degree of self-consumption.
With these two installations, the photovoltaic generation and the battery storage system, it is possible to have enough energy to cover the total installed power of the center (111 kW). In addition, the batteries have the capacity to supply the center for two hours.
The photovoltaic installation has been carried out on two roof areas in which a shadow study has been carried out to guarantee the minimum hours of production necessary on the worst days of the year in terms of insolation.
With the execution of this project, since last March, a high degree of energy self-sufficiency has been achieved, leaving the generator set relegated to an emergency group for exceptional situations, thus contributing to achieving the commitments acquired by the National Park del Teide in terms of sustainability, energy saving and reduction of polluting emissions into the atmosphere.