The Caribbean coast, the jungle and the technical university “Universidad Tecnológica de la Rivera Maya”: that sounds like an interesting location for an efficient PV system. Since April 2018 the university has been operating a 225-kWp system equipped with Fronius Symo inverters.
The university is an excellent example of how technology can be seamlessly integrated into a natural environment. One of the drivers behind this project is an initiative by the state government of Quintana Roo to supply the state’s citizens with green energy, but without causing any deforestation of the jungle. The large roof area of the technical university represented the ideal opportunity to increase the share of renewable energies in its overall energy needs.
The PV system is fitted with 15 Fronius Symo 15.0-3 208 inverters as well as sensors to measure temperature, wind speed and insolation. Thanks to the data generated by these sensors, the online platform Fronius Solar.web can be used to evaluate the system and uncover any defects extraordinarily quickly.
The university is also planning to install a Fronius Smart Meter to analyse production and consumption in even greater detail in a later phase.
|Size of installation||225 kWp|
|System type||Roof-top installation|
|Inverters||15 Fronius Symo 15.0-3 208|
|Annual yield||365 MWh|
|CO2 savings / year||146 tonnes|