EDF Solar, a company based in Pontevedra (Galicia) whose shareholders are 100% Spanish, continues to support self-consumption as the axis of the new energy model. The company is well established in the industrial sector, where it undertook the first industrial self-consumption installation in Spain in 2011 and continues to gain market share. EDF Solar specialists have implemented over 90% of the self-consumption installations in Galicia, achieving a market share of almost 60% at national level. More than 450 projects, with a combined capacity of 20 MW, are testament to the work of this company that has recently concluded three new industrial self-consumption projects. EDF Solar has installed a total of 90,000 solar panels to date.
EDF Solar offers an integrated engineering service at a very competitive price that covers performance of the feasibility study and the engineering project in addition to the project’s maintenance and technical assessment. With a project payback period of less than 5-6 years, which also includes the construction, installation, development, operation and maintenance, a saving of up to 60% can be achieved on the daytime electricity consumption of the client. EDF Solar’s legal department and in-house quality control laboratory complete a 360º offer that covers from the materials used to the operation of each installation.
During 2016, the company successfully concluded projects with capacities of 700 kW, 500 kW, 300 kW, 200 kW and 100 kW, amounting to around 80 installations in sectors including: fishing, timber, food, service stations, packaging, oil, shopping centres and farms, achieving a total installed capacity of 7 MW. During the last financial year, the company executed Spain’s largest industrial self-consumption project with a capacity of 700 kW at the timber company Maderas Gómez (Ourense) that will produce 1 GWh every year, covering around 40% of the client’s electricity consumption.
Article published in: FuturENERGY January-February 2017