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[PRESS RELEASE] Faro Energy launches new solar plant in Pernambuco, Brazil

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Faro Energy launches new solar plant in Pernambuco, Brazil

 

The Solar power plant will generate 1,027 MWh/year, equivalent to the electricity required for 700 houses in the state of Pernambuco

 

Faro Energy, an English group which invests in solar energy projects across Latin America, has launched its new solar power plant in Brazil. It is located in Afogados da Ingazeira, a countryside region of Pernambuco, and is the third power plant in operation by Faro Energy in Brazil, just a few weeks after the inauguration of another power plant in Pirapora, Minas Gerais.

 

The BRL 2.5 million (US$ 750k) project includes over 1.440 solar panels and produces 475 kWp power. The system covers 15,000 m² of built surface and will generate 1.027 MWh of clean energy each year, equivalent to that used by more than 700 households in Pernambuco State. The new system will avoid the emission of 452 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

 

The project started operation in April 2019. The solar plant is part of a long-term system rental agreement between Faro Energy and a local retail group. The main purpose of the project is to provide energy to more than 14 stores in the state of Pernambuco.

 

The upfront investment required to build solar power plant was made entirely by Faro Energy as a part of the agreement with the client, which benefits from all of energy produced by the system and injected into to the local distribution grid. The client can use the energy credits at any of their facilities within the covered area.

 

The long-term rental agreement includes all the operation and maintenance for the plant to be provided by Faro Energy and its partners. "The potential for solar power in the Northeast region of Brazil is huge”, said Pedro Mateus, Faro Energy's Head of Brazil and CFO. “Solar irradiation is naturally very high in the region, creating attractive investment opportunities.” added Mateus.

 

 

 

About Faro Energy:

The Faro Energy Group, headquartered in London, invests in and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America. As of 2019, it is primarily focused on the rapidly growing distributed solar generation market in Brazil. Faro invests 100% of necessary capital to build, operate and maintain all solar power plants, establishing a long-term rental agreement with its client. Faro is very proud to be a B Corp.

 

 

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Faro Energy launches new solar plant in Pernambuco, Brazil

 

The Solar power plant will generate 1,027 MWh/year, equivalent to the electricity required for 700 houses in the state of Pernambuco

 

Faro Energy, an English group which invests in solar energy projects across Latin America, has launched its new solar power plant in Brazil. It is located in Afogados da Ingazeira, a countryside region of Pernambuco, and is the third power plant in operation by Faro Energy in Brazil, just a few weeks after the inauguration of another power plant in Pirapora, Minas Gerais.

 

The BRL 2.5 million (US$ 750k) project includes over 1.440 solar panels and produces 475 kWp power. The system covers 15,000 m² of built surface and will generate 1.027 MWh of clean energy each year, equivalent to that used by more than 700 households in Pernambuco State. The new system will avoid the emission of 452 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

 

The project started operation in April 2019. The solar plant is part of a long-term system rental agreement between Faro Energy and a local retail group. The main purpose of the project is to provide energy to more than 14 stores in the state of Pernambuco.

 

The upfront investment required to build solar power plant was made entirely by Faro Energy as a part of the agreement with the client, which benefits from all of energy produced by the system and injected into to the local distribution grid. The client can use the energy credits at any of their facilities within the covered area.

 

The long-term rental agreement includes all the operation and maintenance for the plant to be provided by Faro Energy and its partners. "The potential for solar power in the Northeast region of Brazil is huge”, said Pedro Mateus, Faro Energy's Head of Brazil and CFO. “Solar irradiation is naturally very high in the region, creating attractive investment opportunities.” added Mateus.

 

 

 

About Faro Energy:

The Faro Energy Group, headquartered in London, invests in and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America. As of 2019, it is primarily focused on the rapidly growing distributed solar generation market in Brazil. Faro invests 100% of necessary capital to build, operate and maintain all solar power plants, establishing a long-term rental agreement with its client. Faro is very proud to be a B Corp.

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Faro Energy inaugura novo projeto de energia solar em Pernambuco

 

Foram investidos R$2,5 milhões na planta, que terá capacidade para gerar 1.027 MWh/ano, equivalente ao consumo de aproximadamente 700 habitações pernambucanas

 

O grupo inglês Faro Energy, que realiza investimentos em projetos de energia solar distribuída na América Latina, inaugurou recentemente a sua mais nova planta no Brasil. Localizada no município de Afogados de Ingazeira, no sertão de Pernambuco, é a terceira unidade administrada pela Faro Energy, inaugurada poucas semanas após o lançamento de outra usina construída pela empresa em Pirapora, no interior de Minas Gerais.

 

Com investimentos na ordem de R$ 2,5 milhões, a usina solar possui uma área de 15 mil m², com 1.440 módulos fotovoltaicos instalados. Isso resulta em uma potência total do sistema de 475 kilowatt-pico (KWp). A capacidade de geração é de 1.027 MWh/ano, equivalente ao consumo de aproximadamente 700 habitações em Pernambuco, evitando a emissão de aproximadamente 452 toneladas de CO2/ano.

 

O projeto teve início operacional em abril de 2019, e faz parte de um contrato de locação de equipamentos de longo prazo capitaneado pela Faro Energy junto a um grande grupo do setor varejista. O projeto atenderá cerca de 14 lojas situadas no estado de Pernambuco.

 

Com o investimento inicial realizado pela própria Faro Energy junto ao cliente do projeto, toda a energia gerada pela usina é enviada para a rede da distribuidora do local onde a planta foi alocada. Com isso, o cliente pode receber os créditos de energia em qualquer unidade consumidora dentro da área de concessão.

 

O contrato da planta prevê uma locação a longo prazo, com toda a operação e manutenção do projeto realizada pela própria Faro Energy e por seus parceiros. "O potencial de desenvolvimento de projetos de energia solar distribuída nos municípios do Nordeste brasileiro é gigantesco", afirma Pedro Mateus, diretor financeiro e responsável pela operação da Faro Energy no Brasil. “Tanto do ponto de vista de capacidade natural de produção solar, como também das oportunidades de investimentos na região”, complementa o executivo.

 

Sobre a Faro Energy:

A Faro Energy é uma empresa de investimento em projetos de geração de energia solar distribuída. Com sede em Londres e escritório em São Paulo, a empresa teve início no País em fevereiro de 2016, possuindo um portfólio em rápido crescimento. A companhia investe 100% do capital necessário para implantar, gerir e manter a planta, com um modelo de negócios que prevê um acordo de longo prazo junto ao contratante a partir de um contrato de locação da usina. A Faro tem orgulho em ser uma empresa com certificação B Corp, como companhia que segue altos padrões de transparência, responsabilidade e desempenho.

 

Informações à imprensa
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Igor Reis/Priscila Gomes/Tariana Machado
imprensa@faroenergy.com
(11) 3254-6464

 

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[PRESS RELEASE] Faro Energy launches new solar plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil, investing BRL 12 million

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Faro Energy launches new solar plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil, investing BRL 12 million

 

The Solar power plant started operating at the end of March and will generate 5,500 MWh per year, equivalent to the electricity required for 3,710 houses

 

Faro Energy, a London headquartered B Corporation which invests in solar energy projects across Latin America, has launched its new solar power plant in Pirapora, Minas Gerais, southeast of Brazil. The new project is part of the company's plans to expand its operations throughout Brazil in 2019. Three more plants are expected to be launched within the next six months.

 

The R$ 12 million (US$ 3,5 million) project includes over 7,700 solar panels and produces 2.5 MWp power. The system covers 100,000 m2 of built surface, the equivalent to approximately 25 soccer fields. The plant will generate 5,500 MWh of clean energy each year, equivalent to that used by more than 3,700 households in the Minas Gerais State. The new system will avoid the emission of 2,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

 

This project took eight months to be completed and connected to the local energy distribution grid, coming into operation in late March 2019. The solar plant is part of a long-term system rental agreement between Faro Energy and a Brazilian retail group. The main purpose of the project is to provide energy to more than 300 stores in the state of Minas Gerais.

 

The upfront investment required to build solar power plant was made entirely by Faro Energy as a part of the agreement with the client, which benefits from all of energy produced by the system and injected into to the local distribution grid. The client can use the energy credits at any of their facilities within the covered area.

 

The Pirapora plant contract includes a long-term rent, with the whole operation and maintenance provided by Faro Energy and its partners.

 

“Clean and sustainable renewable energy, such as solar power, is not only beneficial from an environmental perspective – it provides a significant financial benefits for the client both in direct cost savings and in predictability of costs”, said Pedro Mateus, Faro Energy's Head of Brazil and CFO. 

 

 

Key data points:

 

·         7,680 solar panels covering an area of 100,000 m2;

·         Generates 5,500 MWh of clean energy each year;

·         The plant took eight months to be built and started its operations in March 2019.

 

 

About Faro Energy

The Faro Energy Group, headquartered in London, invests in and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America. As of 2019, it is primarily focused on the rapidly growing distributed solar generation market in Brazil. Faro invests 100% of necessary capital to build, operate and maintain all solar power plants, establishing a long-term rental agreement with its client. Faro is very proud to be a B Corp.

 

 

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Faro Energy launches new solar plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil, investing BRL 12 million

 

The Solar power plant started operating at the end of March and will generate 5,500 MWh per year, equivalent to the electricity required for 3,710 houses

 

Faro Energy, a London headquartered B Corporation which invests in solar energy projects across Latin America, has launched its new solar power plant in Pirapora, Minas Gerais, southeast of Brazil. The new project is part of the company's plans to expand its operations throughout Brazil in 2019. Three more plants are expected to be launched within the next six months.

 

The R$ 12 million (US$ 3,5 million) project includes over 7,700 solar panels and produces 2.5 MWp power. The system covers 100,000 m2 of built surface, the equivalent to approximately 25 soccer fields. The plant will generate 5,500 MWh of clean energy each year, equivalent to that used by more than 3,700 households in the Minas Gerais State. The new system will avoid the emission of 2,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

 

This project took eight months to be completed and connected to the local energy distribution grid, coming into operation in late March 2019. The solar plant is part of a long-term system rental agreement between Faro Energy and a Brazilian retail group. The main purpose of the project is to provide energy to more than 300 stores in the state of Minas Gerais.

 

The upfront investment required to build solar power plant was made entirely by Faro Energy as a part of the agreement with the client, which benefits from all of energy produced by the system and injected into to the local distribution grid. The client can use the energy credits at any of their facilities within the covered area.

 

The Pirapora plant contract includes a long-term rent, with the whole operation and maintenance provided by Faro Energy and its partners.

 

“Clean and sustainable renewable energy, such as solar power, is not only beneficial from an environmental perspective – it provides a significant financial benefits for the client both in direct cost savings and in predictability of costs”, said Pedro Mateus, Faro Energy's Head of Brazil and CFO. 

 

 

Key data points:

 

·         7,680 solar panels covering an area of 100,000 m2;

·         Generates 5,500 MWh of clean energy each year;

·         The plant took eight months to be built and started its operations in March 2019.

 

 

About Faro Energy

The Faro Energy Group, headquartered in London, invests in and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America. As of 2019, it is primarily focused on the rapidly growing distributed solar generation market in Brazil. Faro invests 100% of necessary capital to build, operate and maintain all solar power plants, establishing a long-term rental agreement with its client by. Faro is very proud to be a B Corp company 

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Com investimentos de R$ 12 milhões, Faro Energy inaugura usina de energia solar em Minas Gerais

 

Com início da operação realizado no fim de março, planta terá capacidade de geração de energia de 5.500 MWh/ano, equivalente ao consumo de 3.710 habitações

 

A Faro Energy, empresa B Corp sediada em Londres que realiza investimentos em projetos de energia solar distribuída na América Latina, inaugurou no fim de março a sua mais nova planta no país no município de Pirapora, no norte de Minas Gerais. A nova unidade faz parte dos planos da companhia em expandir suas operações de forma expressiva no Brasil em 2019, já prevista a inauguração de mais 3 usinas nos próximos 6 meses.

 

Com investimentos na ordem de R$ 12 milhões, a usina solar possui uma área de 100 mil m² (equivalente a 25 campos de futebol), com cerca de 7.700 módulos fotovoltaicos instalados. Isso resulta em uma potência total do sistema de 2,5 megawatt-pico (MWp). A capacidade de geração limpa é de 5.500 MWh/ano, equivalente ao consumo de 3.700 habitações em Minas Gerais, evitando a emissão de aproximadamente 2.500 toneladas de CO2/ano.

 

O projeto, que levou 8 meses para ser conectado à rede da distribuidora local, e teve início operacional no fim de março de 2019, faz parte de um contrato de locação de equipamentos de longo prazo capitaneado pela Faro Energy junto a um grande grupo do setor varejista. O projeto terá por objetivo atender cerca de 300 lojas situadas no Estado de Minas Gerais.

 

Com o investimento inicial realizado pela própria Faro Energy junto ao cliente do projeto, toda a energia gerada pela usina é enviada para a rede da distribuidora do local onde a planta foi alocada. Com isso, o cliente da unidade pode receber os créditos de energia em qualquer unidade consumidora dentro da área de concessão da distribuidora.

 

O contrato da planta em Pirapora prevê uma locação a longo prazo, com toda a operação e manutenção do projeto realizada pela própria Faro Energy e por seus parceiros.

 

"Entendemos que os benefícios da utilização de uma energia limpa, renovável e sustentável, como a solar, é extremamente relevante não só em termos ambientais e de previsibilidade de custos, mas também de retornos financeiros para o cliente", afirma Pedro Mateus, diretor financeiro e responsável pela operação da Faro Energy no Brasil.

 

Principais destaques:

 

·         7,680 painéis solares cobrindo uma área de 100,000 m²;

·         Geração de 5,500 MWh de energia limpa a cada ano;

·         A planta levou oito meses para ser construída e iniciou operações em março de 2019.

 

 

Sobre a Faro Energy:

A Faro Energy, com sede em Londres, é uma empresa de investimento em projetos de geração de energia solar distribuída na América Latina. A companhia investe 100% do capital necessário para implantar, gerir e manter a planta, com um modelo de negócios que prevê um acordo de longo prazo, junto ao contratante, para locação da usina. A Faro tem muito orgulho em fazer parte da comunidade B Corp.

 

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[PRESS RELEASE] Faro Energy SAS (Faro Energy Ltd’s Colombian business) Acquired via MBO, and Rebranded to Harvest

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Faro Energy SAS (Faro Energy Ltd’s Colombian business) Acquired via MBO, and Rebranded to Harvest

 

On January 23, 2019, the management team of Faro Energy SAS (“Faro Colombia” or “the Company”) led by its co-founder and Executive Director Carlos Urueta reached an agreement with Faro Energy Ltd (“FEL”) its parent company to acquire 100% of FEL’s Colombian business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Faro Colombia will now be known as Harvest.

Based in Barranquilla, Faro Colombia  began commercial operations in 2016 as a developer and investor in distributed generation solar energy projects with long-term energy supply agreements. The Company owns operating solar plants for key Colombian corporates like Terpel SA (largest fuel distributor in Colombia) and real estate and retail clients like Medellin’s luxury shopping mall Centro Comercial Premium Plaza. The Company also boasts a strong pipeline in the agribusiness and mining sectors under exclusive development agreements and ready-to-build systems in 2019.

Harvest will continue to be led by Carlos Urueta and Juan Silva (its Executive Director of Operations). “This transaction will allow Harvest to diversify its funding sources at a critical moment in our business, in order to accelerate growth and enter into other key segments of the Colombian renewable energy space beyond self-generation to now include mid-scale generation plants and biomass. We are pleased to provide our investors broader investment alternatives and structures to capitalize on the emerging Colombian renewables energy space”, said Mr. Urueta.

The Faro Energy Group will now be primarily focused on its rapidly growing distributed solar generation business in Brazil, where it is building more than 35 MW, although will remain a funding partner for Harvest. “This transaction will enable Faro Energy to focus on its biggest market and to streamline its operations.” said Sarah Chapman, Faro Energy CEO. “At the same time it gives the Harvest team the independence and flexibility to diversify its investor base and adapt its business model for the Colombian market. We wish the team every success in continuing to lead the transition to renewable energy in Colombia.”

About Harvest

Harvest (formerly Faro Energy SAS) is a developer and investor in renewable energy projects in Colombia. Harvest identifies and structures generation projects to create world-class investment vehicles.  

About Faro Energy

The Faro Energy Group, headquartered in London, invests in and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America. As of 2019, it is primarily focused on the rapidly growing distributed solar generation market in Brazil.

Press contacts:

Faro Energy: Sarah Chapman, CEO, sarah.chapman@faroenergy.com

Harvest: Carlos Urueta, Partner, carlos@harvest.com.co


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Faro Energy SAS (Faro Energy Ltd’s Colombian business) Acquired via MBO, and Rebranded to Harvest

 

On January 23, 2019, the management team of Faro Energy SAS (“Faro Colombia” or “the Company”) led by its co-founder and Executive Director Carlos Urueta reached an agreement with Faro Energy Ltd (“FEL”) its parent company to acquire 100% of FEL’s Colombian business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Faro Colombia will now be known as Harvest.

Based in Barranquilla, Faro Colombia  began commercial operations in 2016 as a developer and investor in distributed generation solar energy projects with long-term energy supply agreements. The Company owns operating solar plants for key Colombian corporates like Terpel SA (largest fuel distributor in Colombia) and real estate and retail clients like Medellin’s luxury shopping mall Centro Comercial Premium Plaza. The Company also boasts a strong pipeline in the agribusiness and mining sectors under exclusive development agreements and ready-to-build systems in 2019.

Harvest will continue to be led by Carlos Urueta and Juan Silva (its Executive Director of Operations). “This transaction will allow Harvest to diversify its funding sources at a critical moment in our business, in order to accelerate growth and entry into other key segments of the Colombian renewable energy space beyond self-generation to now include mid-scale generation plants and biomass. We are pleased to provide our investors broader investment alternatives and structures to capitalize on the emerging Colombian renewables energy space”, said Mr. Urueta.

The Faro Energy Group will now be primarily focused on its rapidly growing distributed solar generation business in Brazil, where it is building more than 35 MW, although will remain a funding partner for Harvest. “This transaction will enable Faro Energy to focus on its biggest market and to streamline its operations.” said Sarah Chapman, Faro Energy CEO. “At the same time it gives the Harvest team the independence and flexibility to diversify its investor base and adapt its business model for the Colombian market. We wish the team every success in continuing to lead the transition to renewable energy in Colombia.”

About Harvest

Harvest (formerly Faro Energy SAS) is a developer and investor in renewable energy projects in Colombia. Harvest identifies and structures generation projects to create world-class investment vehicles.  

About Faro Energy

The Faro Energy Group, headquartered in London, invests in and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America. As of 2019, it is primarily focused on the rapidly growing distributed solar generation market in Brazil.

Press contacts:

Faro Energy: Sarah Chapman, CEO, sarah.chapman@faroenergy.com

Harvest: Carlos Urueta, Partner, carlos@harvest.com.co


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Faro Energy SAS (o braço colombiano da Faro Energy Ltd) adquirido via MBO, e reformulado para Harvest

 

Em 23 de janeiro de 2019, o time gerencial da Faro Energy SAS (“Faro Colombia” ou a “Empresa”), liderada por seu cofundador e Diretor Executivo Carlos Urueta realizou um acordo com a Faro Energy Ltda (“FEL”), sua empresa matriz, para adquirir 100% dos negócios da FEL na Colômbia. Os termos da transação não foram divulgados. A Faro Colômbia agora passa a ser chamada de Harvest.

Baseado em Barranquilla, a Faro Colômbia iniciou suas operações comerciais em 2016 como desenvolvedora e investidora de projetos de longo prazo em energia solar para geração distribuída. A empresa possui sistemas solares em operação para importantes Companhias na Colômbia como a Terpel AS (maior distribuidor de combustível) e clientes do setor imobiliário e varejo como o shopping de luxo Centro Comercial Premimum Plaza de Medellin. A empresa também ostenta um forte pipeline no agronegócio e no setor de mineração com acordos de desenvolvimento para projetos ready-to-build em 2019.

A Harvest continuará a ser liderada por Carlos Urueta e Juan Silva (Diretor Técnico). “Esta transação vai permitir que a Harvest possa diversificar suas fontes de financiamento em um momento crítico para o nosso negócio, com o intuito de acelerar o crescimento e entrar em outros segmentos-chave além do mercado colombiano de autogeração em energias renováveis, incluindo plantas de geração em média escala e biomassa. Nós estamos contentes em oferecer aos nossos investidores outras alternativas e maior estrutura para capitalizar o emergente mercado colombiano de energias renováveis”, disse o Sr. Urueta.

O Faro Energy Group continuará agora focando o seu crescimento no crescente mercado de energia distribuída brasileiro, onde está construindo mais de 35 MW, embora ainda continue sendo um parceiro investidor da Harvest. “Esta transação permite a Faro Energy focar no seu maior mercado aperfeiçoar suas operações” diz Sarah Chapman, Faro Energy CEO. “Ao mesmo tempo isso dá ao time da Harvest a independência e flexibilidade para diversificar sua base de investidores e adaptar seu modelo de negócio para o mercado colombiano. Nós desejamos ao time todo o sucesso na continuidade de liderar a transição do mercado de energias renováveis na Colômbia”.

 

Sobre a Harvest

 A Harvest (antiga Faro Energy SAS) é uma desenvolvedora e investidora em projetos de energia renovável na Colômbia. A Harvest identifica e estrutura projetos de geração que criam investimentos em nível global.

Sobre a Faro Energy

A Faro Energy Group, sediada em Londres, investe e desenvolve projetos de energia renovável na América Latina. A partir de 2019, seu foco primário é o crescimento em projetos de energia distribuída no crescente mercado do Brasil.

 

Principais Contatos:

Faro Energy: Sarah Chapman, CEO, sarah.chapman@faroenergy.com

Harvest: Carlos Urueta, Sócio, carlos@harvest.com.co

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[PRESS RELEASE] Faro Energy delivers new solar plant in Medellin, Premium Plaza Shopping Mall

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Faro Energy delivers new solar plant in Medellin, Premium Plaza Shopping Mall

 

Medellin's elite shopping mall, Centro Comercial Premium Plaza (Premium) has reaffirmed its commitment to the environment by announcing its new solar plant. The plant is part of a long-term bilateral energy purchase agreement between Premium and Faro Energy (Faro) where Faro invests and manages the plant throughout its useful life and Premium buys clean energy.

The plant has more than 1,200 solar panels covering 4,000 square meters of built surface, the equivalent to approximately half a football pitch and generates 611 MWh of clean energy each year. The electricity generated by the plant is equal to the energy consumed by more than 500 Colombian homes and represents 28% of the energy consumed by Premium. The new system will prevent the emission of 455 tons of CO2 each year, the equivalent of removing 1,500 cars from circulation each year.

The project represents the strong growth Colombia is experiencing in the development of non-conventional renewable energy and how the private sector increasingly values on-site renewable energy solutions, prioritising environmental benefits and reducing energy costs.

“Premium Plaza is one of the most recognised shopping malls in Medellin and Colombia. We hope this project inspires visitors to learn more about the solar revolution taking place among Colombian corporates. I am excited to be part of Faro's pioneering efforts in Colombia" – Gabriel Umaña, Business Development Manager, Faro Energy in Colombia.

“Premium Plaza project was built and certified according to the highest design and construction standards defined by NABCEP (leading authority in the field of solar energy in North America) and reinforced with a Colombian RETIE certification. 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 Director for Faro Energy in Colombia.

Key data points:

  • 422 kWp (kWp = kilowatt peak = nominal power of the solar panels);

  • 1,278 solar panels covering an area of 4,000 square meter equivalent to half a football pitch;

  • During the installation 20 new jobs were created;

  • The installation took two months to build; the plant came online in August 2018.

 

About Premium Plaza

Premium is one of the most emblematic shopping malls of Medellin and Colombia. Its environmental program, Pilas con el Planeta, places Premium as the leading shopping mall in the country in terms of energy efficiency, LED illumination, resource management optimisation and carbon footprint measurement. The facility has an area of 115.000 square meters that includes 260 separate tenants, 3 food courts and other sporting attractions. Premium has been in operation since 2007.

 

About Faro Energy

Faro Energy is an investment company and asset manager 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 Brazil, Colombia and the UK.

 

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Faro Energy presenta nueva planta solar en Medellín

 

Centro Comercial Premium Plaza P.H. (Premium) en Medellín reafirma su compromiso ambiental confiando su transición hacia energía sostenible a Faro Energy SAS (Faro).

Con la inversión y gestión de Faro, Premium presentó sistema de energía solar conformado por más de 1.200 paneles solares fotovoltaicos instalados en una superficie de 4.000 metros cuadrados, el equivalente a media cancha de fútbol que generará 611 MWh de energía limpia cada año. La energía de esta planta correspondiente al consumo mensual de más de 500 hogares colombianos y representa el 28% de la demanda mensual de energía de este importante centro comercial. El nuevo sistema también evitará la liberación de 455 toneladas de CO2 a la atmósfera cada año, el equivalente a sacar de circulación 1.500 vehículos.

El proyecto se ejecutó con base en un acuerdo bilateral de compra de energía suscrito entre Premium y Faro. Faro, gestor y titular de los activos, estará a cargo de la operación y mantenimiento de la planta durante su vida útil. El proyecto refleja el crecimiento de la implementación de energía renovable no convencional en el país y la manera como el sector privado incorpora este tipo de energía por sus beneficios económicos y ambientales.

“Premium Plaza es uno de los centros comerciales más reconocidos de Medellín y del país. Esperamos que este proyecto inspire a los visitantes a conocer y entender mejor la revolución solar que se está dando en Colombia. Estoy muy contento de hacer parte de esta importante iniciativa que promueve Faro en Colombia” dijo Gabriel Umaña, Gerente Comercial de Faro Energy en Colombia.

“El proyecto de Premium Plaza cumple con los más altos estándares de diseño y construcción definidos por NABCEP (máxima autoridad norteamericana en energía renovable) y reforzados por la certificación colombiana RETIE. Sumado a la alta calidad y reconocimiento de los fabricantes de los componentes utilizados en la construcción aseguraremos un desempeño sobresaliente durante los próximos 30 años” dijo el Director de Operaciones de Faro Energy, Juan David Silva.

 

Datos de interés:

  • 422 kWp (kWp = kilovatio pico = potencia nominal de los paneles solares);

  • 1.278 paneles solares instalados y área construida de 4.000 metros cuadrados equivalente a media cancha de fútbol;

  • Durante la fase de instalación se crearon 20 empleos directos;

  • La instalación del sistema de energía solar tardó 2 meses y finalizó en agosto de 2018.

 

Acerca de Premium Plaza

Con sus 115,000 metros cuadrados, que incluye más de 260 locales, 3 plazoletas de comida, entre otros, Premium Plaza es uno de los centros comerciales más emblemáticos de Medellín y del país. Premium cuenta con un programa de responsabilidad social ambiental llamado Pilas con el Planeta que ha hecho al centro comercial pionero en temas de eficiencia energética, iluminación LED, optimización de recursos y medición de huella de carbono. Premium Plaza opera desde el 2007.

 

Acerca de Faro Energy

Faro Energy es una empresa de inversión y gestor de activos concentrada en proyectos de energía renovable tanto de generación (inyección directa a la red) como de autogeneración (generación en sitio, 'generación distribuida'). Los proyectos de Faro comprenden un rango de potencias instaladas entre 500 kWp y 15 MWp (potencia pico). FARO invierte 100% del capital requerido en sus proyectos para suplir/vender energía contratada a largo plazo. FARO gestiona múltiples entidades proyecto, administra y opera portafolio de activos durante su vida útil. La trayectoria de FARO inicia a finales de la década de los 2000s con el financiamiento de créditos de carbón en China y en los mercados de capitales de Londres y Nueva York. FARO opera desde Brasil, Colombia e Inglaterra. 

 

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Faro Energy delivers new solar plant in Medellin, Premium Plaza Shopping Mall

 

Medellin's elite shopping mall, Centro Comercial Premium Plaza (Premium) has reaffirmed its commitment to the environment by announcing its new solar plant. The plant is part of a long-term bilateral energy purchase agreement between Premium and Faro Energy (Faro) where Faro invests and manages the plant throughout its useful life and Premium buys clean energy.

The plant has more than 1,200 solar panels covering 4,000 square meters of built surface, the equivalent to approximately half a football pitch and generates 611 MWh of clean energy each year. The electricity generated by the plant is equal to the energy consumed by more than 500 Colombian homes and represents 28% of the energy consumed by Premium. The new system will prevent the emission of 455 tons of CO2 each year, the equivalent of removing 1,500 cars from circulation each year.

The project represents the strong growth Colombia is experiencing in the development of non-conventional renewable energy and how the private sector increasingly values on-site renewable energy solutions, prioritising environmental benefits and reducing energy costs.

“Premium Plaza is one of the most recognised shopping malls in Medellin and Colombia. We hope this project inspires visitors to learn more about the solar revolution taking place among Colombian corporates. I am excited to be part of Faro's pioneering efforts in Colombia" – Gabriel Umaña, Business Development Manager, Faro Energy in Colombia.

“Premium Plaza project was built and certified according to the highest design and construction standards defined by NABCEP (leading authority in the field of solar energy in North America) and reinforced with a Colombian RETIE certification. 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 Director for Faro Energy in Colombia.

Key data points:

  • 422 kWp (kWp = kilowatt peak = nominal power of the solar panels);

  • 1,278 solar panels covering an area of 4,000 square meter equivalent to half a football pitch;

  • During the installation 20 new jobs were created;

  • The installation took two months to build; the plant came online in August 2018.

 

About Premium Plaza

Premium is one of the most emblematic shopping malls of Medellin and Colombia. Its environmental program, Pilas con el Planeta, places Premium as the leading shopping mall in the country in terms of energy efficiency, LED illumination, resource management optimisation and carbon footprint measurement. The facility has an area of 115.000 square meters that includes 260 separate tenants, 3 food courts and other sporting attractions. Premium has been in operation since 2007.

 

About Faro Energy

Faro Energy is an investment company and asset manager 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 Brazil, Colombia and the UK.

 

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[PRESS RELEASE] Faro Issues Brazil's First Certified Green Bond for Solar

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Faro Energy Issues Brazil's First Certified Green Bond for Solar

Distributed Solar Co Adopts Best Practice in Green Finance

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Faro Energy Issues Brazil's First Certified Green Bond for Solar

Distributed Solar Co Adopts Best Practice in Green Finance

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Faro Energy emite primeiro título verde brasileiro para energia solar

Distributed Solar Co adota melhores práticas em finanças verdes

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PRESS RELEASE: LONDON / SÃO PAULO, 10th July 2018

Faro Energy has issued the first Certified Green Bond for solar energy in Brazil.

The bond will be used to finance distributed solar power projects across Brazil. The Brazilian solar market is growing rapidly and green financing solutions are critical to enable the market to scale.

While Climate Bonds Certified Green Bonds have previously been issued for wind projects in Brazil and for solar bond financing in Australia, India, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Singapore, the US and Europe, this is the first time that a Certified Green Bond is being used for solar in Brazil.

This bond has been verified by Bureau Veritas, a leading international verification agency, and Certified according to the Climate Bond Standard & Certification Scheme

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PRESS RELEASE: LONDON / SÃO PAULO, 10th July 2018

Faro Energy has issued the first Certified Green Bond for solar energy in Brazil.

The bond will be used to finance distributed solar power projects across Brazil. The Brazilian solar market is growing rapidly and green financing solutions are critical to enable the market to scale.

While Climate Bonds Certified Green Bonds have previously been issued for wind projects in Brazil and for solar bond financing in Australia, India, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Singapore, the US and Europe, this is the first time that a Certified Green Bond is being used for solar in Brazil.

This bond has been verified by Bureau Veritas, a leading international verification agency, and Certified according to the Climate Bond Standard & Certification Scheme

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COMUNICADO DE IMPRENSA: LONDRES / SÃO PAULO, 10 de Julho de 2018

A Faro Energy acaba de emitir o primeiro título verde certificado para energia solar no Brasil. O título será usado para financiar projetos de energia solar distribuída em todo o país.

Este é mais um importante passo para o mercado brasileiro de energia solar. Soluções de financiamento verde são essenciais para permitir que o setor cresça em escala e seja dimensionado.

O título foi verificado pelo Bureau Veritas, agência internacional líder em verificação; e certificado de acordo com o Climate Bond Standard & Certification Scheme

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Sarah Chapman, CEO of Faro Energy

“We believe that innovative green finance mechanisms like Green Bonds will be transformational for the distributed solar sector in Brazil over the coming years. We are very proud to achieve this significant milestone for both Faro Energy and the industry more broadly.”

Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative

“This issuance is a new foundation for best practice as Brazil's Green Bond market develops. With such a large demand for clean energy, there is enormous potential for offshore investment in solar as part of the low carbon energy mix. Congratulations to Faro Energy for taking the lead in this sector!”

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Sarah Chapman, CEO of Faro Energy

“We believe that innovative green finance mechanisms like Green Bonds will be transformational for the distributed solar sector in Brazil over the coming years. We are very proud to achieve this significant milestone for both Faro Energy and the industry more broadly.”

Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative

“This issuance is a new foundation for best practice as Brazil's Green Bond market develops. With such a large demand for clean energy, there is enormous potential for offshore investment in solar as part of the low carbon energy mix. Congratulations to Faro Energy for taking the lead in this sector!”

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Sarah Chapman, CEO, Faro Energy

“Acreditamos que mecanismos inovadores de financiamento verde, como os títulos verdes, serão transformadores para o setor solar de geração distribuída no Brasil nos próximos anos. Estamos muito orgulhosos de alcançar este marco significativo para a Faro Energy e para a indústria de forma mais ampla.”

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

“Esta emissão é uma nova base para as melhores práticas, conforme o mercado de títulos verdes do Brasil se desenvolve. Com uma demanda tão grande de energia limpa, há um enorme potencial para investimentos offshore em energia solar como parte do mix de energia de baixo carbono. Parabéns à Faro Energy por assumir a liderança neste setor!”

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About Faro Energy

Faro Energy identifies, develops and finances distributed solar energy projects in emerging markets. It is currently focused on solar for commercial and industrial customers in Brazil and Colombia. Faro has offices in Sao Paulo, Barranquilla and London.

Faro Energy is proud to be a Certified B Corporation

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About Faro Energy

Faro Energy identifies, develops and finances distributed solar energy projects in emerging markets. It is currently focused on solar for commercial and industrial customers in Brazil and Colombia. Faro has offices in Sao Paulo, Barranquilla and London.

Faro Energy is proud to be a Certified B Corporation

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Sobre a Faro Energy

A Faro Energy identifica, desenvolve e financia projetos de energia solar distribuídos em mercados emergentes. Atualmente, concentra-se em energia solar para clientes comerciais e industriais no Brasil e na Colômbia. Faro tem escritórios em São Paulo, Barranquilla e Londres.

A Faro Energy orgulha-se de ser uma Certified B Corporation

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About Climate Bonds

The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy. It undertakes advocacy and outreach to inform and stimulate the market, provides policy models and government advice, market data and analysis and administers the Standards & Certification Scheme.

For more information, please visit www.climatebonds.net

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About Climate Bonds

The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy. It undertakes advocacy and outreach to inform and stimulate the market, provides policy models and government advice, market data and analysis and administers the Standards & Certification Scheme.

For more information, please visit www.climatebonds.net

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Sobre a Climate Bonds Initiative

A Climate Bonds Initiative é uma organização sem fins lucrativos que promove investimentos em larga escala para a economia de baixo carbono. Para mais informações, visite www.climatebonds.net

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About Climate Bonds Standards

Climate Bonds Standard 2.1 is an overarching science based multi-sector standard that allows investors and intermediaries to easily assess the climate credentials and environmental integrity of bonds claiming to be green and funding the low carbon future.  

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About Climate Bonds Standards

Climate Bonds Standard 2.1 is an overarching science based multi-sector standard that allows investors and intermediaries to easily assess the climate credentials and environmental integrity of bonds claiming to be green and funding the low carbon future.  

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Sobre a Climate Bonds Standards

O Climate Bonds Standard 2.1 é um padrão multissetorial abrangente baseado em ciência que permite que investidores e intermediários avaliem com facilidade as credenciais climáticas e a integridade ambiental de títulos que alegam ser verdes e financiar o futuro de baixo carbono.

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For more information, please contact:

Pedro Araujo Mateus, CFO, Faro Energy (pedro.mateus@faroenergy.com) +55 11 99923 4817

Chris Hartle, Director, Financial Strategy, Faro Energy (chris.hartle@faroenergy.com) +55 11 5093 6208

Andrew Whiley, Head of Communications, Climate Bonds (andrew.whiley@climatebonds.net) +44 (0) 7506 270 943

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For more information, please contact:

Pedro Araujo Mateus, CFO, Faro Energy (pedro.mateus@faroenergy.com) +55 11 99923 4817

Chris Hartle, Director, Financial Strategy, Faro Energy (chris.hartle@faroenergy.com) +55 11 5093 6208

Andrew Whiley, Head of Communications, Climate Bonds (andrew.whiley@climatebonds.net) +44 (0) 7506 270 943

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Para mais informações:

Pedro Araujo Mateus, CFO, Faro Energy (pedro.mateus@faroenergy.com) +55 11 99923 4817

Chris Hartle, Director, Financial Strategy, Faro Energy (chris.hartle@faroenergy.com) +55 11 5093 6208

Andrew Whiley, Head of Communications, Climate Bonds (andrew.whiley@climatebonds.net) +44 (0) 7506 270 943

Mariana Caminha, Brazil Communications, Climate Bonds (mariana.caminha@climatebonds.net) +55 (61) 98135 1800

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This press release can be found on the Climate Bonds Initiative website here

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This press release can be found on the Climate Bonds Initiative website here.

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Este comunicado de imprensa pode ser encontrado no site Climate Bonds Initiative aqui.

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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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[PRESS RELEASE] AquaRio opens largest solar power project in the state of Rio de Janeiro

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AquaRio opens largest solar power project in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Electricity generated is equivalent to the monthly consumption of 500 Brazilian households and will represent a decrease of 320 tonnes of CO2 per year

 

Aquário Marinho do Rio (AquaRio) reaffirms its commitment to environmental protection and, in partnership with Faro Energy, launches the largest solar power project in the state of Rio de Janeiro. More than 2,000 photovoltaic solar panels installed on AquaRio's roof, occupying a surface area of 6,000 square metres – equivalent to a football pitch – will produce about 77,000 kWh of clean electricity each month. The electricity generated, corresponding to the monthly consumption of 500 Brazilian households, represents 20 to 30% of the electricity used monthly by AquaRio. The new renewable energy system will also prevent the release of 320 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

For Marcelo Szpilman, Managing Director of AquaRio, the energy from the installation of solar panels represents far more than a cost reduction:

'Photovoltaic solar power is already more competitive than electricity from the conventional network. Our solar power system will not only reduce costs, but also contribute to protecting the planet. We are always focused on the best solutions in terms of sustainability and environmental protection', said Marcelo, who heads the largest marine aquarium in South America.

Implemented under the umbrella of mini-generation, the project was made possible with the partnership between AquaRio and Faro Energy, through the signing of a long-term rental agreement. Faro Energy will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the solar power plant over the course of its useful life, which is estimated at 25 years. In addition to being the largest solar power project in the state of Rio de Janeiro, this initiative is another example of the rapid growth that the sustainable energy sector has been experiencing. In the last year, more than 6,000 new systems were installed throughout the country.

'AquaRio is one of the most impressive and advanced tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro, and we hope that this project will inspire visitors from across Brazil to come and learn about the solar revolution we want to promote', said the CEO of Faro Energy, Sarah Chapman. 

 

Trivia:

  • 640 kWp installed (kWp = kilowatt peak = nominal power of the solar panels);
  • 2,000 solar panels installed, covering a surface area of 6,000 m², the equivalent to one football pitch or four Olympic-size swimming pools;
  • During the installation phase, 25 direct jobs were created;
  • Installation of the solar power system took three months, between March and May 2017.

 

About AquaRio

In the 26,000 square metres of built-up area and five storeys of AquaRio, visitors are introduced to a circuit with 28 tanks, where they can learn more about fish from the Brazilian coast, the Caribbean, and the Indo-Pacific. Altogether, it's 4.5 million litres of salt water and 3,000 animals from 300 different species. Right at the start, visitors are presented with a variety of marine life environments, such as sandy beach, dangerous marine fauna, rocky coast, shoals, and shark pups.

Following the circuit, you arrive at the Large Oceanic Tank, the aquarium's main attraction, with 3.5 million litres of water and a depth of 7 metres, traversed by an acrylic tunnel, and where giant rays, sharks and fish – like 'Giorgio', a black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci); 'Margarida', a sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus); and 'Sharon', a nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) – cause an impression with their size and charisma.

 

Education, conservation, and research

Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro, or AquaRio, is a modern tool for education, research, conservation, leisure, entertainment, and culture, creating the opportunity, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, to visit a unique space with innovative attractions and technologies. Partnerships between the AquaRio Scientific Research Centre and universities and research centres, like the Department of Marine Biology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), enabled the development of studies in the area of captive breeding of endangered species and the educational management of students and trainees at the aquarium, creating new opportunities for research of marine life. 

 

About Faro Energy

Faro Energy is a distributed solar energy investment company with an active presence in several countries in Latin America. Headquartered in London, it has offices in São Paulo, Baranquilla, and Panama. The company enables its clients to generate their own electricity without any investment, bringing a self-generation and energy efficiency solution to the business and industrial areas. The system provides significant cost reductions, energy cost predictability, and sustainability gains in addition to reducing the dependence on grid electricity, being a renewable energy source, and protecting the company against the volatility of electricity prices. 

 

(with thanks to APPROACH COMUNICAÇÃO)

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AquaRio inaugura el mayor proyecto de energía solar en el estado de Río de Janeiro

La electricidad generada equivale al consumo mensual de 500 hogares brasileños y supondrá una disminución de 320 toneladas de CO2 al año

 

Aquário Marinho do Rio (AquaRio) reafirma su compromiso con la protección del medio ambiente y, en colaboración con Faro Energy, lanza el mayor proyecto de energía solar en el estado de Río de Janeiro. Más de 2000 paneles solares fotovoltaicos instalados en el techo de AquaRio que ocupan una superficie de 6000 metros cuadrados, el equivalente a un campo de fútbol, producirán unos 77 000 kWh de electricidad limpia cada mes. La electricidad generada, correspondiente al consumo mensual de 500 hogares brasileños, representa del 20 al 30 % de la electricidad utilizada cada mes por AquaRio. El nuevo sistema de energía renovable evitará además la liberación de 320 toneladas de dióxido de carbono a la atmósfera cada año.

Para Marcelo Szpilman, director general de AquaRio, la energía procedente de la instalación de paneles solares representa mucho más que una reducción de costos:

"La energía solar fotovoltaica ya es más competitiva que la electricidad de la red convencional. Nuestro sistema de energía solar no solo reducirá los costos, sino que también contribuirá a la protección del planeta. Siempre estamos pensando en las mejores soluciones en términos de sustentabilidad y protección medioambiental", dijo Marcelo, quien dirige el mayor acuario marino de Sudamérica.

Implementado bajo el paraguas de la generación mínima, el proyecto se ha hecho realidad gracias a la asociación entre AquaRio y Faro Energy, mediante la firma de un contrato de arrendamiento a largo plazo. Faro Energy será responsable de la operación y el mantenimiento de la planta solar a lo largo de su vida útil que, según lo estimado, será de 25 años. Además de ser el mayor proyecto de energía solar en el estado de Río de Janeiro, esta iniciativa es otro ejemplo del rápido crecimiento que está experimentado el sector de la energía sustentable. En el último año, se instalaron más de 6000 nuevos sistemas en todo el país.

“AquaRio es una de las atracciones turísticas más impresionantes e innovadoras de Río de Janeiro, y esperamos que este proyecto inspire a los visitantes de todo el país para que vengan y conozcan la revolución solar que queremos promover”, dijo la directora general de Faro Energy, Sarah Chapman. 

 

Datos curiosos:

  • 640 kWp instalados (kWp = kilovatio pico = potencia nominal de los paneles solares);
  • 2000 paneles solares instalados que cubren una superficie de 6000 m², el equivalente a un campo de fútbol o cuatro piscinas olímpicas;
  • Durante la fase de instalación se crearon 25 empleos directos;
  • La instalación del sistema de energía solar tardó tres meses, entre marzo y mayo del 2017.

 

Acerca de AquaRio

En los 26 000 metros cuadrados de superficie construida y los cinco pisos de AquaRio, se introduce a los visitantes en un circuito con 28 tanques, donde pueden aprender más sobre los peces de la costa brasileña, el Caribe y el Indo-Pacífico. En total, son 4,5 millones de litros de agua salada y 3000 animales de 300 especies diferentes. Justo al comienzo, a los visitantes se les presenta con una variedad de ambientes de vida marina, tales como playas de arena, fauna marina peligrosa, costas rocosas, bancos de arena y pequeños tiburones.

Siguiendo el circuito, se llega al Gran Tanque Oceánico, el principal atractivo del acuario, con 3,5 millones de litros de agua y una profundidad de 7 metros, atravesado por un túnel acrílico, y donde rayas, tiburones y peces gigantes como "Giorgio", un mero negro (Mycteroperca bonaci); "Margarida", un tiburón tigre de arena (Carcharias taurus); y "Sharon", un tiburón nodriza (Ginglymostoma cirratum), impresionan por su tamaño y carisma.

 

Educación, conservación e investigación

El Aquário Marinho de Rio de Janeiro, o AquaRio, es una herramienta moderna para la educación, la investigación, la conservación, el ocio, el entretenimiento y la cultura, que permite la oportunidad de visitar un espacio único con atractivos y tecnologías innovadoras en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro. Las alianzas entre el Centro de Investigación Científica AquaRio y las universidades y los centros de investigación, como el Departamento de Biología Marina de la Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro (UFRJ), permitieron desarrollar estudios en el área de la crianza en cautividad de las especies en peligro de extinción y el manejo educativo de estudiantes y aprendices en el acuario, creando nuevas oportunidades para la investigación de la vida marina.  

 

Acerca de Faro Energy

Faro Energy es una empresa de inversión en energía solar distribuida con presencia activa en varios países de América Latina. Con sede en Londres, tiene oficinas en São Paulo, Barranquilla y Panamá. La empresa posibilita a sus clientes generar su propia electricidad sin ninguna inversión, aportando autogeneración y una solución de eficiencia energética a las áreas comercial e industrial. El sistema ofrece reducciones significativas de costos, previsibilidad de costos de energía y ganancias de sustentabilidad, además de reducir la dependencia de la electricidad de la red eléctrica, ser una fuente de energía renovable y proteger a la compañía contra la volatilidad de los precios de la electricidad.

 

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AquaRio ganha o maior projeto de energia solar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Eletricidade produzida equivale ao consumo mensal de 500 residências brasileiras e representará redução de 320 toneladas de CO2 em um ano

 

O Aquário Marinho do Rio (AquaRio) reafirma o seu compromisso com a preservação ambiental e, em parceria com a empresa Faro Energy, lança o maior projeto de energia solar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. São mais de 2 mil painéis fotovoltaicos instalados no telhado do AquaRio, ocupando uma área de 6.000 metros quadrados — o equivalente a um campo de futebol —, que vão gerar cerca de 77 mil kWh de energia limpa por mês. A eletricidade produzida, correspondente ao consumo mensal de 500 residências brasileiras, representa de 20 a 30% de toda energia consumida mensalmente pelo AquaRio. O novo sistema de energia renovável também evitará a emissão de 320 toneladas de gás carbônico para o ambiente a cada ano.

Para Marcelo Szpilman, diretor presidente do AquaRio, a energia proveniente da instalação dos painéis solares vai muito além da redução de custos:

— A energia solar fotovoltaica já é mais competitiva do que a energia elétrica proveniente da rede convencional. Nosso sistema solar irá não só reduzir os custos, como contribuir para a preservação do planeta. Estamos sempre focados nas melhores soluções de sustentabilidade e proteção ao meio ambiente — destaca Marcelo, que comanda o Maior Aquário Marinho da América do Sul.

Implementado na modalidade de minigeração, o projeto foi viabilizado através da parceria entre o AquaRio e a Faro Energy, por meio de um contrato de locação a longo prazo. A Faro Energy será responsável pela operação e manutenção da planta solar ao longo de sua vida útil, que é de 25 anos. Além de ser o maior projeto de energia solar do Estado do Rio, a iniciativa é mais um exemplo do rápido crescimento que o setor de energia sustentável vem passando. Durante o último ano, foram instalados mais de 6 mil novos sistemas no país.

— O AquaRio é uma das mais impressionantes e avançadas atrações turísticas do Rio de Janeiro e esperamos que este projeto inspire os visitantes de todo Brasil a se aproximarem e conhecerem essa revolução solar que queremos promover — afirmou a CEO da Faro Energy, Sarah Chapman.

 

Curiosidades:

  • 640kWp instalados (KWp = quilowatts pico = potência nominal dos painéis);
  • 2.000 painéis solares instalados, cobrindo uma área de 6.000 m², o que equivale a um campo de futebol ou quatro piscinas olímpicas.
  • Durante a fase de instalação foram gerados 25 empregos diretos;
  • Instalação do sistema solar demorou 3 meses, de março e a maio de 2017

 

Sobre o AquaRio

Nos 26 mil metros quadrados de área construída e cinco andares do AquaRio, o visitante é apresentado a um circuito com 28 tanques, onde pode conhecer um pouco mais sobre os peixes da costa brasileira, do Caribe e do Indo-Pacífico. Ao todo, são 4,5 milhões de litros de água salgada e cerca de três mil animais de 300 espécies diferentes. Logo no início do passeio, o visitante tem contato com recintos variados da vida marinha, como praia arenosa, seres marinhos perigosos, costão rochoso, cardumes e tubarões bebês.

Seguindo o circuito, chega-se ao Grande Tanque Oceânico, a principal atração do espaço, com 3,5 milhões de litros de água, sete metros de profundidade e um túnel de acrílico que passa por dentro, onde grandes raias, peixes e tubarões, como o "Giorgio", da espécie badejo-quadrado (Mycteroperca bonaci), a “Margarida”, da espécie Mangona (Carcharias taurus) e a “Sharon”, da espécie Lambaru (Ginglymostoma cirratum), impressionam por seu porte e carisma.

 

Educação, conservação e pesquisa

O Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro, ou AquaRio, é um equipamento moderno de educação, pesquisa, conservação, lazer, entretenimento e cultura que cria a oportunidade da cidade do Rio de Janeiro oferecer a visitação de um espaço único com atrações e tecnologias inovadoras. Uma parceria do Centro de Pesquisas Científicas do AquaRio com universidades e centros de pesquisa, como Departamento de Biologia Marinha da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), tornou possível o desenvolvimento de estudos na área de reprodução em cativeiro de espécies ameaçadas e o gerenciamento educacional de alunos e estagiários no aquário, criando novas oportunidades de pesquisa da vida marinha.

 

Sobre a Faro Energy

A Faro Energy é uma empresa de investimento em projetos de geração de energia solar distribuída, com atuação em vários países da América Latina. Sediada em Londres, possui escritórios em São Paulo, Baranquilla e Panamá. A empresa permite aos clientes gerar sua própria energia sem qualquer investimento, trazendo ainda uma solução de auto geração e eficiência energética para áreas comerciais e industriais. O sistema proporciona economias relevantes, previsibilidade no custo da energia e ganho em sustentabilidade, além de reduzir a dependência da rede, ser uma fonte energética renovável e proteger a empresa contra as bandeiras tarifárias das concessionárias.

 

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