Gehrlicher Solar Spain has completed a PV off-grid installation for a residential development of nine houses in a rural area of Cañada Lentisco, Spain, that is not connected to the Murcia public grid.
Thanks to the moderate investment that will be recovered in five years, the settlement is expected to generate its own electricity for at least 30 years and will not suffer from the effects of constantly increasing electricity prices.
Gehrlicher Solar Spain. is the Spanish subsidiary of one of the world’s largest independent solar integrators, Gehrlicher Solar AG.
The system in Cañada Lentisco was installed on the roof of a farm building directly adjacent to the housing development, covering approximately 150 m².
Gehrlicher Solar Spain said it will achieve an output of 30 kW with battery support and an estimated yearly output of 21,100 kWh. It is made up of 90 photovoltaic modules and two STP10000TL SMA inverters as well as six Sunny Island 5048 inverters which have been designed specifically for use with off-grid systems.
Gehrlicher has used its own GehrTec Top roof-top mounting system on the installation, noted for its flexibility with all designs of roof, excellent load capacity, and high resistance to corrosion.
The importance of this project for the region lies in the fact that this stand-alone off-grid installation will provide the nine family dwellings smartly with an efficient and sustainable power supply. Therefore this project is a prototype for other electrification projects in rural Spain.