During the fourth quarter of 2020, a photovoltaic system for self-consumption was installed in the Bálamo restaurant in the Ensanche Sur neighborhood of Alcorcón (Madrid) with a total installed power of 120.4kWp. GMD Solutions, which had already drawn up all the installation projects for the new establishment, designed and managed the technical project for this new installation to supply electricity to the premises. The installation company José Luis González executed and legalized the entire installation.
The photovoltaic installation is located on the roof of the restaurant and has 280 modules of 430Wp set up on prefabricated supports of the Solarbloc brand with an inclination of 10º to minimize the effect of the wind on the panels. The 100kW Huawei brand inverter transforms the continuous energy generated by the photovoltaic cells into alternating energy that all the electrical equipment can use in the complex. In addition, the installation has an anti-spill module that allows isolating the whole electrical network, as required by the new Royal Decree of April 5, 2019.
Thanks to this installation, the energy efficiency of the establishment was improved: the Bálamo restaurant will save up to 175,000kWh of electricity from the grid per year which is the equivalent of more than 81 tons of CO2, i.e. the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by 162 adult trees. The energy savings will be equivalent to 20% of the electrical energy consumed by the entire facility and the return of investment on this installation is estimated at less than six years.
GMD Solutions is a specialist in photovoltaic projects for different clients and sizes of installations, from residential projects to warehouses and logistics warehouses. This project joins a long list of photovoltaic installations designed by our technical team, such as the self-consumption project for the Salesianos School in Puertollano, the Club Ocio Nudos, and the office building located at 128 Castelló Street in Madrid.