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Success story: Project to install Circutor Photovoltaic Canopies to supply 321 kWp in the Banc Sabadell corporate centre (Sant Cugat del Vallès)

Banc Sabadell has installed a 444 kWp photovoltaic installation at its corporate centre in Sant Cugat del Vallés, the company's largest, in an effort to generate clean energy to supply its electricity needs, thus reducing the ecological footprint of the complex. The panels are located on the different buildings that comprise the centre: atop the central building, atop the auditorium and atop new photovoltaic canopies in the employee parking area.

 

Initial condition

The project addresses Banc Sabadell's commitments to align its business activity with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the company, in keeping with the provisions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It is characterised by the need to cover the 128 outdoor parking spaces with an aesthetic photovoltaic canopy that provides continuous shade while capitalising on this surface area to produce the equivalent of 321.6 kWp. To do this, it partnered with CIRCUTOR, a leading energy efficiency company, to design, certify and manufacture solar photovoltaic canopies, and with SUD Renovables, a leader in industrial self-supply in Catalonia, which was responsible for the completion of the turnkey project.
After the approval of Royal Decree 244/2019 in Spain, it is technically, economically and administratively feasible to generate the electricity consumed in a building by using photovoltaic panels. As a result, more and more companies are opting for this type of investment, which offers guaranteed returns and reduces that part of their fixed operating costs associated with their electricity bill.

Circutor Photovoltaic Canopies in the Banc Sabadell

 

PvingPark solar photovoltaic canopy

CIRCUTOR's PVingPARK range of photovoltaic canopies is especially designed to integrate and mechanically assemble PV panels, guaranteeing a uniform and waterproof cover, the routing of all the electrical wiring and the structural certification of loads, as per Spain's Technical Building Code (CTE) requirements. It also allows Circutor electric vehicle chargers to be integrated into the structure, thus combining in one location both photovoltaic generation and charging, although that is not required in this case, since Banc Sabadell already had outdoor Circutor charging posts installed previously to supply its fleet of electric vehicles.
In order to successfully carry out the objectives specified by Banc Sabadell, CIRCUTOR provided a canopy solution that was tailored to the layout of the car park and to the aesthetic and technical requirements of the location. To do this, the PVS4 dual canopy model was used, which allows covering two rows of vehicles, optimising the structure and maximising the photovoltaic generation area:

 

Circutor Photovoltaic Canopies in the Banc SabadellDimensions of CIRCUTOR's PVS4 dual canopy model

 

Once the model was specified, the climatic loads and usage limits at the site were studied to determine the optimal configurations for its installation. It should be noted that depending on the wind and snow loads, and the degree of roughness as determined by the surroundings, the configurations with 7.5 m distance between posts may not be sufficiently resistant, requiring 5-m distances, or an intermediate solution by combining 7.5 + 5m sections.

 

Circutor Photovoltaic Canopies in the Banc SabadellMap of Wind Areas in Spain (left) and definition of the degree of roughness as per the CTE (right)

 

Circutor Photovoltaic Canopies in the Banc Sabadell

 

Site parameters

Site parameters for the configuration:
  • Location: Carrer del Sena, 12, 08174 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
  • Wind Zone as per the CTE: Zone C (Vb = 29 m/s)
  • Snow Climate Zone as per the CTE: Zone 2
  • Degree of roughness (surrounding) as per the CTE: Zone III "Areas with low vegetation, such as grass or lawn and isolated obstacles (trees, buildings) whose separation is at least 20 times the height of the obstacle".
  • Distance between posts (D): alternating sections of 7.5 + 5 m

Configuration of the solution

CIRCUTOR finally configured the solution by using of a total of five PVS4 canopies for a total power of 321.6 kWp:
  • 2 PVS4 M36T canopies (45m) with 36 spaces (18 + 18) for 270 PV modules
  • 1 PVS4 M28T canopy (35 m) with 28 spaces (14 + 14) for 210 PV modules
  • 1 PVS4 M20T canopy (25 m) with 20 spaces (10 + 10) for 150 PV modules
  • 1 PVS4 M8T canopy (10 m) with 8 spaces (4 + 4) for 60 PV modules
Supply of CIRCUTOR materials

CIRCUTOR supplied the following materials and associated services:
  • 5 x PVS4 PVingPARK canopies for a total of 128 spaces and 321.6 kWp
  • 960 x 335 Wp PV modules with HalfCell (120) monocrystalline technology with compatible dimensions for the canopy
  • Assembly service for the mechanical canopy and PV modules
  • Engineering service to calculate the loads transmitted to the foundation and proposed pad sizing for different terrain options.
Partner companies

To complete the project, CIRCUTOR collaborated with the following companies:
 

 

RESULTS

Once the project is completed, the following results are expected:

  • Forecast energy saving: 5-6% of total consumption
  • Annual estimated energy production (444 kWp): 586.594 MWh/year, equivalent to the average annual consumption of 200 households.
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions: 364 tonnes/year.
  • Sufficient daily photovoltaic power generation to allow charging enough electric vehicles to travel up to 10,600 km/day with emissions-free energy.
  • Return on investment (ROI): 12 years

 

 

 

 

Circutor Photovoltaic Canopies in the Banc Sabadell

Success story: Money Printing Company

A factory “with plenty of money” but with an efficient way to spend, only the exact amount of energy they need to produce it.

PERUM PERURI is a state-owned money (IDR rupees) printing company located in Indonesia, with offices in Jakarta, Karawang and Surabaya. They have drawn to export their money manufacturing capacity at the service of other countries as well. PERUM PERURI in its aim to be more sustainable and making constant energy conservation in their manufacturing process decided to float a Power Factor Correction System and Solution tender in 2017, in which CIRCUTOR along with its local skilled and experience system integrator PT. ELCO POWER SYSTEM, were awarded because of the technological solution offered along with the value for money. Besides they built the counter performance contract and include the scalability of the solution, as part of a full integrated Energy Efficiency solution plan.
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As a matter of fact, CIRCUTOR is vastly experienced in correcting the unnecessary wasted energy commonly known as “reactive energy” produced by the motors among other loads. However, what made this project special and peculiar were the technical and physical constraints and little challenges that CIRCUTOR had to overcome. With such hidden difficulties, only by being a vanguard manufacturer on Power Factor and Harmonics Mitigation products with expert local partner, you are really able to deploy, offer and install the right solution that end user, in this case PERUM PERURI, needed.

In less than 7 months, the application was able to return the customer's investment...
Our solution was a customized OPTIM-FRE capacitor panel (2400 kVAR) fitted with reinforced detuned filters (harmonics distortion protection). It was conceived to compensate the power Factor at Medium Voltage coupling point but with a step-up voltage transformer in low voltage and thyristors driven operation. We had to bring the current sensing from 2 different sites at the same time with a summation CT to the “brain” of the panel, which is our Power Factor Regulator Computer Smart III, and far away from the capacitor panels. In less than 7 months, the application was able to return the customer the investment, with full operational system so far. Not only that, but thanks to the Electric Parameters incorporated in our automatic power factor regulator we had the chance to offer our PowerStudio SCADA energy supervision system, as part of the solution of comprehensive monitoring and to control all the time the status of the panel and the benefits of constant energy savings.
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Pablo de Olavide University

PROJECT

Certification of the Installation and Energy Efficiency Management System of the UPO, managed with PowerStudio and certified according to the UNE-EN ISO 50001 Standard

 

SECTOR

Public Universities

 

CLIENT

(UPO) Pablo de Olavide University, Seville

         

SAVINGS

€200,000 per year

 

INVESTMENT

€150,000 per year

 

PAYBACK PERIOD

5 years


Objectives:

To optimise the consumption of energy of the installations of the UPO


Results:

  • ––The cumulative savings from 2011 to 2014 were 26.47%, compared to the 2011 Reference Baseline.
  • ––It is worth mentioning that phases II and III of the Library were started in 2012, which led to high monthly consumption figures. The consumption of this building was further reduced years later by implementing more exhaustive controls.
  • ––This has resulted in savings of approximately 200,000 euros per year.

 Main consumption control

Initial situation

Energy demand management is starting to become a vital element of the energy policies of organisations and, in particular, of Spanish universities. The reduction of energy demand is a very economical way of achieving the objectives of reducing the costs of energy supply, minimising the environmental impacts and increasing energy safety.

Taking these premises into account, since the foundation of the Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) in Seville in 1997, the Infrastructures, Maintenance and Energy Efficiency area (IMEE) and Computing and Communications Centre (CIC), led by the administration of the UPO, have been increasingly concerned about establishing quality Energy Efficiency management mechanisms for the installations and buildings of the campus, as well as raising awareness on "shortages in the availability of energy and its environmental impact", with the participation of the whole university community in achieving these objectives.

In turn, the infrastructures of the University have grown from 1997-2015 (buildings and installations used for teaching, research and administrative management), which require the efficient management of the matters described in these good practices (management of light, drinking and irrigation water and air conditioning systems, attendance control systems, fire alarms, fire extinguishing systems, surveillance systems, etc.).

 

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Success story: PVingPARK solar canopy project for self-consumption at 8.4 kWp and 10 kWp fitted with recharging points in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

Baseline scenario

AMB (Metropolitan Area of Barcelona) is the public administration of the metropolitan area of Barcelona with powers on territorial, transport and mobility, environmental and sustainability, housing, economic development and social cohesion matters.
With the aim of bolstering energy transition, AMB leads a project that prescribes the installation of several Solar- Powered Charging Points spread throughout the Metropolitan Area. This project's aim is the installation of photovoltaic solar canopy, whose electric generation is intended for two types of consumption:
  1. The adjacent public equipment buildings.
  2. The charging of electric vehicles which use the Solar- Powered Charging Points as Park & Ride services to commute with rail transport and thus access central Barcelona by public transport.
Success story: PVingPARK solar canopy project for self-consumption

PVINGPARK solar photovoltaic canopies

In order to successfully carry out the aims set forth by AMB, CIRCUTOR supplies the PVingPARK photovoltaic solar canopy solution. This shelter allows to integrate within its own structure the photovoltaic installation with the recharging of electric vehicles. The system is specially designed for the mechanical assembly of the PV modules, guaranteeing the impermeability of the roofing, as well as the channeling of all the wiring.
For this purpose, CIRCUTOR designs two PVS2 model solar canopy running at 8.4 kWp (30 PV polycrystalline modules of 280 Wp) and 10.23 kWp (33 PV monocrystalline modules of 310 Wp), for 4 parking spaces.
The solution also integrates the CIRCUTOR RVE-WBS-SMART recharging points (with a Schuko 3.6 kW single-phase socket) and RVE-WBM-SMART-TRI (with a 22 kW Type 2 three-phase socket), offering one recharge outlet for each place in the same structure of the solar canopy.
Success story: PVingPARK solar canopy project for self-consumption

Supply of Circutor materials

As mentioned earlier, CIRCUTOR has provided the following material:
  • PVingPARK PVS2 solar canopy running at 8.4 kWp and 10.23 kWp.
  • PV Modules.
  • PV inverters.
  • Wallbox model recharging points for electric vehicles.
  • AC & DC protection panels for the PV installation.
  • Protective frames for recharging electric vehicles.
  • Monitoring and control equipment.
 
Collaborating companies
For the complete attainment of the project, CIRCUTOR has worked in tandem with the following companies:
  • Melfosur, electrical installer.
  • Arkenova for the optional management of the works.
  • SmartDataSystem for the monitoring system.
Collaborating companies

Energy monitoring platform

The SmartDataSystem energy monitoring platform allows for AMB to accurately monitor and calculate solar energy production and the performance of the installation and charging points both in real time and remotely. In this way, it is possible to detect problems before they occur, allowing thus for predictive maintenance with consequent cost savings.
In order to offer a turnkey solution, the SmartDataSystem is natively integrated with the Sentilo platform. The solution collects information of photovoltaic energy generated, energy consumed by the recharging points and energy exchanged with the network, and sends it through the CIRCUTOR EDS gateway directly to the platform.
With this information the SmartDataSystem offers the AMB:
  • Real-time display of the status of each installation
  • Calculation of KPIs of global performance and by installation
  • Global overview of all managed installations
  • Representation of data on local display screens
  • Alert management
Energy monitoring platformEnergy monitoring platform
Energy monitoring platform

Results

Once the project is finished, the following results are expected:
  • Forecast of energy savings: €5,043 the first year. (33,625 kWh x €0.15).
  • Estimated annual energy production: 33.6 MWh/ year.
  • Reduction of CO2 emission: 7.5 tons/year
  • Generation of enough daily photovoltaic energy to allow the recharging of electric vehicles that cover distances of up to 615 km/day with emission-free energy.
 
Installations in:
  • MUNICIPAL SPORTS CENTER
    C.Sant Antoni Maria Claret 1- BIS de MOLINS DE REI
  • TRAIN STATION
    Passeig Rafael Casanova s/n de SANT ANDREU DE LA BARCA
  • TRAIN STATION
    Avda. Carrilet, 312 de L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Installations
 

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Instantaneous self-consumption installation connected to Rubí network

PROJECT

Self-consumption photovoltaic installation with 18 kWp with zero injection to the network

 

SECTOR

Industry

 

CLIENT

B. Braun Medical

         

ANUAL SAVINGS

2.350 €

 

PAYBACK PERIOD

10 years

 

CO2 Reduction

6 T / year


Initial situation:

B. Braun Company wanted to install a new system to self-generate its own energy from renewable energies. The want to reduce the electric bill and reduce the CO2 emissions in order to follow the current 2012/27/EU directive (RD56).


Target:

Install a new system to self-generate its own energy from renewable energies for internal uses by reducing the CO2 emissions and electricity bill.


Data of interest:

  • 18 kWp of instantaneous self-consumption system installed on the roof.
  • Installation realized by following the current CTE (Spanish Building technical code)
  • CIRCUTOR has sold all the elements and has been the responsible for the start up.
  • EBM group has done the installation, connection and legalization documents
  • Installation of a three phase Fronius inverter with 17,5 kWh
  • Inverter connected to the line of refrigeration equipment, able to supply more than 90% of the power during peak hours.
  • The Zero injection in the network is controlled by a CDP-0.

Results:

Thanks to this self-consumption system, B Braun has a completely renewable generation system that will work for the next 25 years.

Installation diagram

 

Installation of a three phase Fronius inverter with 17,5 kWh

Installation of a three phase Fronius inverter with 17,5 kWh

 


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Sea ports

PROJECT

Improved consumption management in the port of Barcelona

 

SECTOR

Marinas

 

CLIENT

Port of Barcelona

         

SAVINGS

25-30% of consumption

 

INVESTMENT

€80,000

 

PAYBACK PERIOD

3 years


Objectives:

The main objectives were to achieve maximum energy efficiency and maintain the level of comfort for customers


Results:

Using statistical data of similar topologies, it was estimated that implementing the system would obtain savings the first year of 25-30% over the previous year. In addition to the drastic decrease in energy costs, overload problems in lines and consumption peaks were minimised.

The change also increased customer loyalty, because port management allocated the exact costs of each mooring in the invoices without mistakes or estimated usage.


 Sea ports

Initial situation

The Port of Barcelona experienced a 60% increase in the electricity bill due to continual increases in the cost of energy. At the same time, users of the moorings wanted to enjoy the same commodities they have in their usual dwellings, and so were using all types of household appliances, air conditioning and heating devices, without being aware of the extra costs they were incurring.

This situation caused the overloading of existing lines and difficulties for managing a network with numerous consumption points. Therefore, it was necessary to find a solution that would reduce electrical costs and decrease overall consumption without affecting the customer satisfaction rate.

 

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Success story: CIRCUTOR turnkey project: Installation of a 97.2 kWp self-consumption solar canopy in Vilamalla (Girona)

A facility without any excess, operating 7 days a week, with 100% self-consumption.

Technical data:
  • 97,2 kWp solar canopy
  • 360 photovoltaic modules with power up to 270 Wp
  • 2 three-phase 50 kVA inverters
  • Charging point for electric vehicles
  • Covering a total of 48 parking spaces on 60 meters in lenght

Success story: CIRCUTOR turnkey project: Installation of a 97.2 kWp self-consumption solar canopy in Vilamalla (Girona)

Starting point:

General Markets Food Iberica, leader in food distribution in Spain, is a company with 93 years of experience with more than 2,400 employees and 5 business areas.
The company has more than 650 sales points including cash&carry (GMcash) and franchised supermarkets (SUMA and PROXIM); 2,000 customers including independent retailers and local distributors; the Export division and the catering division Food Service.
In the food warehouse building, situated in Vilamalla (Girona- Spain), the customer explains the need to reduce the amount of the electricity bill always in accordance with the energy and environmental policy of GM FOOD IBERICA, which prioritizes that the energy consumed comes from a renewable source.

Objectives:

CIRCUTOR offered a complete turnkey project in order to successfully meet the needs and milestones outlined by management at GM Food Ibérica.
The solution was to install a canopy providing shaded parking areas while harvesting clean energy from the sun, therefore cutting electricity consumption and CO2 emissions. This solar canopy doubles up as a charging station for electric vehicles, thus avoiding CO2 gas emissions, improving the company's image and helping to care for the environment.

Details:

In order to successfully meet the objectives set by GM Food Ibérica, CIRCUTOR offered customer support through a turnkey project based on a complete solution –from mechanical assembly through to electrical installation and legalization of all component parts–, making it easier to complete the work in the shortest turnaround time possible.
For this project, CIRCUTOR designed a 97.2 kWp solar canopy measuring 60 metres long, equipped with 360 photovoltaic modules with power up to 270 Wp and 2 three-phase 50 kVA inverters with an Urban charging point for electric vehicles, covering a total of 48 parking spaces.
The system is rounded off with a PC Scada application to remotely provide real-time information, making it easier for internal managers to access information on the status of the facility at any given moment, along with relevant data on the clean energy generated and the savings in cost and emissions at the end of the month.
Success story: CIRCUTOR turnkey project: Installation of a 97.2 kWp self-consumption solar canopy in Vilamalla (Girona)
The solution was to install a canopy providing shaded parking areas while harvesting clean energy from the sun, therefore cutting electricity consumption and CO2 emissions.

CIRCUTOR role

As indicated, CIRCUTOR was the main contractor and was solely responsible for the implementation and installation process, working directly on the following points:
Supplies:
  • Photovoltaic material.
  • URBAN model electric vehicle charging point.
  • Prefabricated hut for inverter room.
  • Electrical protection boards.
Work:
  • Mechanical assembly of the canopy using heavy machinery (truck crane and elevation platforms).
  • Electrical installation.
  • Construction and project engineering.
  • Develop Health and Safety plan with on-site Health and Safety Official.
  • Develop SCADA application for monitoring PV generation and charging electric vehicles.
  • Legalisation procedures for the photovoltaic facility in accordance with Royal Decree 900/2015.
  • Legalisation procedures for the charging point in accordance with REBT-ITC-52.
CIRCUTOR brought in contractors to ensure the success of the project, meeting each of the proposed deadlines. The companies involved were:
  • Energy and Environmental Consultancy BioQuat
  • Engineering EticEnergy
  • Installer Masiro Instalaciones

Results:

To bring the project to a successful conclusion, it was divided into three different stages, each with its own time frame.
The following results are expected once the project is complete:
  • Forecast energy savings: €10,000 in year one.
  • Estimated annual energy production: 125 MWh per year.
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions: 35 tonnes per year.
  • Return of investment (ROI) ~5%/year.
  • Generate enough daily photovoltaic energy to charge electric vehicles covering distances up to 3000 km per day with emissions-free energy.
  • Air conditioning in summer causes consumption peaks, with the consequent payment for excess power. This new solution will avoid this excess power, bringing a direct financial saving.
Success story: CIRCUTOR turnkey project: Installation of a 97.2 kWp self-consumption solar canopy in Vilamalla (Girona)
 

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Photovoltaic energy system in industry

PROJECT

Turnkey photovoltaic system 95.04 kWp / 84 kW selfconsumption zero injection on flat roof

 

SECTOR

Industrial

 

CLIENT

ZURC INSTRUMENTACIÓN INDUSTRIAL ZURC S.A.

         

SAVINGS

€12,416 / year

 

PAYBACK PERIOD

9 years

 

Reduction in CO2 emissions

35 T per year


Target achieved:

Optimising the energy consumption and reducing the electricity bill


Information of interest:

  • PV installed power: 95.04 kWp
  • PV module: 528 units, model XZST-180 W / 24 V, 180 Wp, monocrystalline silicon.
  • Nominal power: 84 kVA (6 inverters manufactured by Circutor 4 kVA and 3 Fronius 20 kVA).
  • Type of installation: Flat roof, PV generator secured by ballast, no drill holes to ensure waterproofing.
  • Structure: Hot-dip galvanised steel base support, aluminium beams.
  • SCADA monitoring system:
    • Operating data (string monitoring, PV generation, intake of the electrical installation, consumption).
    • Environmental parameters (radiation, ambient temperature and PV module).

Software PowerStudio


 Photovoltaic energy system in industry

Initial situation

The project covers the supply and installation of all of the materials of a photovoltaic energy system, connected to the low voltage grid in self-consumption mode and with no injection into the grid. Therefore, it will be certified in accordance with diagram 8 of ITC-40 of the low voltage regulations (REBT), without being covered by the Special Regime for Electricity Production, under current legislation (2015).

This photovoltaic system will be based on the concept of zero injection into the grid.

This is achieved through CDP-0 Dynamic Power Control, which is a device developed by CIRCUTOR and which will adapt the operation of the inverters to the consumption needs of the user.

 

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Banking institutions

PROJECT

Improve the electric energy management of a network of bank offices in Mexico

 

SECTOR

Banking

 

CLIENT

Mexican banking institution

         

SAVINGS

15-20% of annual consumption

 

INVESTMENT

€126,000 

 

PAYBACK PERIOD

6 months


Target achieved:

Identify and correct the energy habits of the different offices


Results:

The results of the energy audit performed using the Electric Energy Management System were to optimise consumption of air conditioning, lighting and rest of the office's energy resources. It also managed to control and compare the usage habits of the different offices. Specifically, the results of these actions were as follows:

  • Reduction of the electrical consumption of each office (kWh) by around 15-20 %
  • ––Six-month payback period for the Energy Management project.

Thanks to CIRCUTOR's units and the Power Studio SCADA Energy Management Software, direct savings actions could be taken, raising awareness about more rational energy use among internal staff. They were able to significantly reduce the overall electricity consumption, and the associated economic cost of electricity and CO2 emissions.


 Banking institutions

Initial situation

One of the largest banking groups in Mexico wanted to optimise its energy consumption. This is one of the world's leading banks with a presence in over 160 countries. 

Due to the need for rational electrical energy use, the banking group decided to install an energy measuring and logging system in more than 210 offices in Mexico.

 

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Genel Merkez
ECT Plaza Y.Dudullu Mah. Kızkalesi Sok. No: 15
Ümraniye / İSTANBUL

Telephone: +90 216 313 71 00
Email: info@ectgrup.com.tr
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