Photographs of installations

    The following pictures show how is a installation in practice: its aesthetic aspect, its minimal environmental impact... They are classified by application. Pushing on it a bigger one can be seen. At the end of the page you can see what must be avoided.

 
    Electrification
 
Bifacial module in a 1980 installation (El Escorial, Madrid)
1978 installation (Cáceres)
1978 installation (Ciudad Real)
1981 installation (San Martín de Valdeiglesias, Madrid)
1981 installation (San Martín de Valdeiglesias, Madrid)
1981 installation (Vitigudino, Salamanca)
1979 installation (Toledo)
1981 installation with AEG modules (Arenas de San Pedro, Avila)
1981 installation (Cadalso de los vidrios, Madrid)
1978 installation (Escalona del Alberche, Toledo)
A 1977 repeater
Mirror concentrator
Polysilicon modules
1980 installation (Vitoria)
1985 residual water purifying plant (Valdepiélagos, Madrid)
Round-cell BP modules
Mirror concentrator
1978 mixed installation (Navahondilla, Ávila)
A kiosk in 1983 (Madrid)
Domestic installations with 6 PV modules of 159 peak Watts
Rural electrifications (Tunez)
Fare of Fangal (Tarragona)
Fare in the Costa de la Muerte (La Coruña)
Photovoltaic installation with solar tracker (Madrid)
Test with photovoltaic modules with concentration to increase the efficiency. Twice of the module power was obtained. It is working since 1982 and lifts 1,000 liters/day of water at 70 meters. (Burgos)
Installation to supply electric energy to the Ostrich farm  incubators. (Guadalajara)
Wind - photovoltaic hybrid installation in a farm (Ávila)
Photovoltaic installation to power a repeater (Illana, Cuenca)
Wind - photovoltaic hybrid installation for a high consumption home. Note the wind generators of 1.5 and 2 kW at the back. (Madrid)
Part of the battery room in the previous installation.
Photovoltaic electrification of 200 kW in one Island (Senegal)
Wind - photovoltaic hybrid installation with a Velter II wind generator for two farms (Jaén)
Electrification in a hunting farm (Córdoba).
 Wind - photovoltaic hybrid installation (Madrid mountains).
Powering, using photovoltaic modules, a seismography (Níjar, Almería)
Wind - photovoltaic hybrid installation for a house. Even though the grid is very near the house, administrative problems did not allow to connect it. 
Electrification installation with two Vélter wind generators.
Vertical axis wind generator with Savonius rotor. (Asturias)
Vélter wind generator installed in the industrial engineer school. (Badajoz)
Accumulator room in a farm. (Soria)
Powering a house. (Madrid)
Mixed system (wind generator & photovoltaic modules).
Powering a farm.
Powering a house.
Mixed system (wind generator & photovoltaic modules).
Mixed system (wind generator & photovoltaic modules).
Dual wind generator system
Powering a house.
Mixed system (wind generator & photovoltaic modules).
 

    Illumination
 
Wind - photovoltaic hybrid installation for a billboard illumination, independent pole. (Madrid)
Photovoltaic installation for a billboard illumination, in the same pole. (León)
Stand alone street lighting with photovoltaic. (Guadalajara)
Stand alone street lighting with photovoltaic. (Guadalajara)
Stand alone street lighting with photovoltaic. (Guadalajara)
 

    Grid-tied
 
System in the Solar Energy Institute (IES) (Madrid)
5 kW installation in Segovia
Part of our testing installation, mounted on the roof of our facilities in Avenida Real de Pinto. The modules are mounted on sun-tracking devices developed by our R&D staff.
Installation in Madrid
Installation in Madrid
Installation in Madrid
50 kW installation in Madrid. Get more information clicking in the photograph
Small (60kW) wind generator plant in Madrid. Get more information clicking in the photograph
Two-axis sun tracker in Madrid. Get more information clicking in the photograph
Two-axis sun tracker in Lugo.
 

    Water lift for irrigation
 
Direct solar water pumping system for irrigation of a 3 ha farm. It supplies 15,000 liters/hour at 15 meters depth. (Madrid)
Direct solar water pumping system with 16kWp installed. It pumps 25,000 liters/hour at 110 meters depth, with 4 kilos of pressure. (Toledo) 
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Direct solar water pumping for lake reload and flooding. It pumps 30,000 liter/hour (35 meters high, 1,200 meters away). (Segovia) 
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DC piston pump to lift water at 150 meters, 1,000 liters/hour (Extremadura)
DC piston pump to lift water at 40 meters, 3,000 liters/hour (Madrid)
DC piston pump
Wind pump during installation (Madrid)
Wind pump during installation. (Madrid)
Wind pump (Ciudad Real)
Wind pump (Ciudad Real)
Direct solar water pumping: 200 meters head, 8,000 liters/hour. (Ciudad Real)
Direct solar water pumping for grapes irrigation. 60 meters, 16,000 liters/hour. (Ciudad Real)
Direct solar water pumping for livestock. 15 meters, 5,000 liters/hour.. (La Pampa, Argentina)
Direct solar water pumping for grapes irrigation. 45 meters, 25,000 liters/hour. (Ciudad Real)
Piston pump powered with photovoltaic energy. 2,000 liters/hour at 25 meters. (Argentina)
Direct solar water pumping systems, part of a 30 installations project (Morocco)
Direct photovoltaic water pumping system. 10,000 liters/hour at 40 meters (Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real)
Direct photovoltaic water pumping system installed in a anti vandalism stall (bunker). 2,000 liters/hour at 45 meters (Jaén)
Direct photovoltaic water pumping system installed in a anti vandalism stall (bunker) 30,000 liters/hour at 15 meters. (Jaén)
Direct photovoltaic water pumping system using policrystalline PV modules. 
(Carboneras, Almería)
Direct photovoltaic water pumping system. (Soria)
Direct photovoltaic water pumping system mounted on the deposit top
Direct photovoltaic water pumping system in a vineyard.
 

    Hybrid
 
Installation using three systems to obtain water and light: photovoltaic solar energy, wind generator and pump. (Toledo)
Installation with wind generator  Vélter B to supply the motor of a silo and photovoltaic modules to supply home light. (Córdoba)
Mixed grid-tied system (wind generator plus photovoltaic modules) on the roof of our facilities in Avenida Real de Pinto. The modules are mounted on sun-tracking systems developed by our R&D staff.
 

    Aberrations (how NOT to do a installation)
 
The regulator is mounted top down, the inverter is too far from the battery, the wiring is a pity. Cost (to the customer): 6,000 EURO. (Madrid)
Photovoltaic installation where PV modules from various models and manufacturers have been mixed. Also it is shadowed almost the whole day.
Pumping system installed with some trees shadowing the array almost all day.
The wires are unnecessarily long, their diameter is insuficient, the layout is chaotic, the positive and negative wires are blue, the copper is exposed in some areas... The pump motor is exposed to flooding if leakage occurs in the pumping head.
This circuit was mounted outdoors without any protection.
This inverter was flooded with battery acid due to a bad disposition (and sloppy refilling). The screw is made of stainless steel.
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