Gran Canaria’s largest solar rooftop system completed


Located in Aqüimes across the 14,000 square meter roof of coffee roaster Emicela, the system was installed in just two months. It is comprised of more than 7,600 photovoltaic modules and 72 inverters.

Conergy is now installing a second solar system on another Emicela rooftop, with an output of 270 kilowatts.

"There is a clear shift of trends in Spain from free-field installations to the rooftops – whether on industrial buildings such as here on the Canaries or on private houses," states Luis Jiménez Gutiérrez, head of Conergy Spain. "The potential here is immense, despite of the cap on the market. Doing good business is still possible."

Executive chairman of investor Bankia, D. Rodrigo Rato adds: "Solar technology plays a vital role in creating a sustainable, environmental friendly energy mix on the Canary Islands."

Overall, Conergy has already installed more than 12 megawatts of solar energy in the region.