German module provider Conergy and Spanish renewable energy supplier Gamma Solutions have formed a partnership to install solar systems on nine public buildings in Spain.

Conergy is planning to deliver and install 5,000 solar modules on the roofs of the buildings, while Gamma Solutions is acting as the main contractor and investor for the project.

Both sides are expecting the installations to generate up to 1.8million kWh of clean solar power annually.

The solar plants consist of both ground-mounted and rooftop installations on a range of public buildings.

Two solar plants of 500kW capacity will be located on a public water company’s rooftops in Perafort and Vandellos in Tarragona.

Four plants of 450kW will be installed in the wine region of La Rioja while two solar plants will be built on top of sports halls in Bailén in Jaén Province.

The last power plant will be installed on the rooftops of the building housing the Bailén city council, providing a total capacity of close to 300kW.

Luis Jiménez Gutierrez, Conergy’s managing director in Spain said: “With these projects, the councils are clearly going for sustainability and quality. The rooftop plants supply the electricity during the day, when it is needed in the public facilities. Schools and universities in particular, but also other government buildings, are ideally suited for solar power. Only recently, a Conergy carport plant was connected to the grid on the campus of the University of Almería, for instance. We also see great potential for the future in this sector – particularly as the cost for solar power is already lower than for power from the grid in Spain today.”

David Huete, Gamma Solutions’ energy manager said: “With these plants, we are expanding our project portfolio to 10 megawatt of installed capacity. At the same time, we are fulfilling an educational mission by allowing Spanish pupils to experience electricity generation first hand. In future, electricity from renewable energies will gain further in importance, and we as a company intend to participate in this development.”