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[PRESS RELEASE] Faro Energy delivers new solar plant at distribution center in Baranoa, Atlántico

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Faro Energy delivers new solar plant at distribution center in Baranoa, Atlántico

The energy generated is equivalent to the consumption of more than 100 Colombia homes and will avoid 93 tons of CO2 per year

 

Terpel SA (Terpel), reaffirming its commitment to protect the environment and in cooperation with Faro Energy Colombia SA (Faro Energy), has launched a new solar project at its distribution center in Baranoa, Atlántico. The plant was built by SolarMacht SAS. 

More than 250 solar panels covering 700 square meters of built surface, the equivalent to approximately four tennis courts, generate 134 MWh of clean energy each year. The electricity generated by the plant is equal to the energy consumed by more than 100 Colombian homes and represents 33% of the energy consumed by this important hub of the Terpel value chain. The plant will also prevent the emission of 93 tons of CO2 each year. 

The project is part of a long-term power purchase agreement between Terpel and Faro Energy. Faro Energy, as investor and owner of the assets will also operate and manage the plant during its useful life, expected to be 30 years. The project is another example of the strong growth Colombia is experiencing in non-conventional renewable energy and how large industrial and commercial businesses are incorporating these sources of energy into their operations. 

“Terpel is one of Colombia’s leading and most iconic companies. We are confident that this project will serve as an example to spur even more interest in how this type of initiative has a direct positive impact on corporate competitiveness” – Carlos Urueta, Executive Director, Faro Energy, Andean Region

“The solar plant in Baranoa was built and certified according to the highest design and construction standards defined by NABCEP, the leading authority in the field of solar energy in North America. This, in addition to the quality and global recognition of the manufacturers of the equipment used in each component of the plant, is the best guarantee that we will have a highly performing plant for the next thirty years” – Juan David Silva, Operations and Strategy Manager, Faro Energy, Andean Region

 

Key data points:

●    252 solar panels covering an area of 704 square meter equivalent to approximately 3,6 tennis courts;
●    During the installation 15 new jobs were created;
●    The installation took two months to build; the plant came on-line in February 2018

 

About Terpel SA

With the largest service station network, Terpel is the number one fuel distributor in Colombia. Terpel’s business in Colombia also includes supplementary services (convenience stores), lubricants, industrial services such as transportation, construction, environmental impact prevention, aviation and marine transport. Terpel has operated in Colombia for close to fifty years.

 

About Faro Energy

Faro Energy is an investment company that develops distributed solar projects to sell energy to large and exceptional energy consumers (both industrial and commercial). Faro invests 100% of the capital needed to develop energy plants and the off-takers agree to purchase the electricity through a long-term power purchase agreement. As owner of the plant, Faro manages and operates the asset during its useful life. Solar energy offers clients energy savings and greater visibility to manage costs. Faro operates from Brasil, Colombia and England. 

 

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Faro Energy inaugura planta solar en Centro de Abasto de Baranoa, Atlántico

La electricidad generada equivale al consumo mensual de más de 100 hogares colombianos y supondrá una disminución de 93 toneladas de CO2 al año

 

Terpel SA (Terpel) reafirma su compromiso con la protección del medio ambiente y en colaboración con Faro Energy Colombia SAS (Faro Energy) lanza un nuevo proyecto de energía solar para su Planta de Abasto de Baranoa, Atlántico. La construcción de la obra la realizó SolarMacht SAS. 

Más de 250 paneles solares fotovoltaicos con un área construida que ocupa una superficie de 700 metros cuadrados, el equivalente a aproximadamente 4 canchas de tenis para generar 134 MWh de electricidad limpia cada año. La electricidad generada, correspondiente al consumo mensual de más de 100 hogares colombianos, representa 33 % de la electricidad utilizada cada mes por esta importante sede de la cadena de valor de Terpel. El nuevo sistema de energía renovable evitará además la liberación de 93 toneladas de dióxido de carbono a la atmósfera cada año.

El proyecto se ejecutó con base en un acuerdo bilateral suscrito entre Terpel y Faro Energy bajo la modalidad ‘compra de energía’ a largo plazo. Faro Energy, inversionista y titular de los activos, estará a cargo de la operación y mantenimiento de la planta durante su vida útil que se estima será de 30 años. El proyecto es un reflejo del fuerte crecimiento que vive el país en energía renovable no convencional y la manera como grandes consumidores de energía incorporan estas fuentes de energía en su consumo diario. 

“Terpel es una de las principales y más icónicas empresas de Colombia y la región andina y confiamos que este proyecto servirá de referencia para despertar aún más interés en cómo estas iniciativas aumentan la competitividad del sector empresarial” dijo el Director Ejecutivo de Faro Energy en la región andina, Carlos Urueta.

“La planta solar del centro de abasto de Galapa, fue construida y certificada según los más altos estándares de diseño y construcción definidos por NABCEP, máxima autoridad norteamericana en el campo de la energía renovable. Esto, sumado a la alta calidad y reconocimiento mundial de los fabricantes de cada uno de los componentes utilizados en la construcción, son la mejor garantía de que tendremos una planta solar con un desempeño sobresaliente durante los próximos 30 años” dijo el Gerente de Operaciones y Estrategia de Faro Energy en la región andina, Juan David Silva.

 

Datos de interés:

●    252 paneles solares instalados y área construida cubriendo una superficie de 704 m² equivalente a 3,6 canchas de tenis;
●    Durante la fase de instalación se crearon 15 empleos directos;
●    La instalación del sistema de energía solar tardó dos meses, entre enero y febrero del 2018.

 

Acerca de Terpel SA

Con la principal red de estaciones de servicio en Colombia, Terpel es el primer distribuidor de combustible en el país. Las operaciones de Terpel también incluyen servicios corporativos complementarios como tiendas de conveniencia, lubricantes, servicios tales como el suministro de combustibles a estaciones internas de clientes industriales, prevención de afectaciones al medio ambiente, suministro de servicios para la aviación y sector marítimo. Terpel ha operado en Colombia durante casi 50 años. 

 

Acerca de Faro Energy

Faro Energy es una empresa de inversión que desarrolla proyectos de generación y autogeneración para vender energía a largo plazo a empresas sólidamente posicionadas en su industria. La figura comercial y legal que emplea Faro es comúnmente conocida como power purchase agreement o PPA por sus siglas en inglés, Faro realiza 100% de la inversión y el cliente compra energía mediante contrato bilateral a largo plazo. Faro opera la planta y gestiona el activo. Las plantas de Faro ofrecen ahorros y mayor visibilidad en costos de energía a grandes consumidores de energía. Faro opera desde Brasil, Colombia e Inglaterra. 

 

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Faro Energy delivers new solar plant at distribution center in Baranoa, Atlántico

The energy generated is equivalent to the consumption of more than 100 Colombia homes and will avoid 93 tons of CO2 per year

 

Terpel SA (Terpel), reaffirming its commitment to protect the environment and in cooperation with Faro Energy Colombia SA (Faro Energy), has launched a new solar project at its distribution center in Baranoa, Atlántico. The plant was built by SolarMacht SAS. 

More than 250 solar panels covering 700 square meters of built surface, the equivalent to approximately four tennis courts, generate 134 MWh of clean energy each year. The electricity generated by the plant is equal to the energy consumed by more than 100 Colombian homes and represents 33% of the energy consumed by this important hub of the Terpel value chain. The plant will also prevent the emission of 93 tons of CO2 each year. 

The project is part of a long-term power purchase agreement between Terpel and Faro Energy. Faro Energy, as investor and owner of the assets will also operate and manage the plant during its useful life, expected to be 30 years. The project is another example of the strong growth Colombia is experiencing in non-conventional renewable energy and how large industrial and commercial businesses are incorporating these sources of energy into their operations. 

“Terpel is one of Colombia’s leading and most iconic companies. We are confident that this project will serve as an example to spur even more interest in how this type of initiative has a direct positive impact on corporate competitiveness” – Carlos Urueta, Executive Director, Faro Energy, Andean Region

“The solar plant in Baranoa was built and certified according to the highest design and construction standards defined by NABCEP, the leading authority in the field of solar energy in North America. This, in addition to the quality and global recognition of the manufacturers of the equipment used in each component of the plant, is the best guarantee that we will have a highly performing plant for the next thirty years” – Juan David Silva, Operations and Strategy Manager, Faro Energy, Andean Region

 

Key data points:

●    252 solar panels covering an area of 704 square meter equivalent to approximately 3,6 tennis courts;
●    During the installation 15 new jobs were created;
●    The installation took two months to build; the plant came on-line in February 2018

 

About Terpel SA

With the largest service station network, Terpel is the number one fuel distributor in Colombia. Terpel’s business in Colombia also includes supplementary services (convenience stores), lubricants, industrial services such as transportation, construction, environmental impact prevention, aviation and marine transport. Terpel has operated in Colombia for close to fifty years.

 

About Faro Energy

Faro Energy is an investment company that develops distributed solar projects to sell energy to large and exceptional energy consumers (both industrial and commercial). Faro invests 100% of the capital needed to develop energy plants and the off-takers agree to purchase the electricity through a long-term power purchase agreement. As owner of the plant, Faro manages and operates the asset during its useful life. Solar energy offers clients energy savings and greater visibility to manage costs. Faro operates from Brasil, Colombia and England. 

 

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