Important information > Photovoltaic energy
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Port Authority is committed to striving for excellence in infrastructure and facilities, not only from an operational perspective but also regarding water quality, waste treatment and the use of non-polluting and renewable energies.
One of its most ambitious and exciting projects is solar power obtained from photovoltaic panels installed at the enclosures governed by the port authority, with a view to gaining in self-sufficiency and eventually supplying the general electrical power grid.
The first stage is underway in Santa Cruz de La Palma Port. The maritime station has a total of 244 photovoltaic panels installed on the roof, covering a surface area of around 650 m2 and generating around 42.5 kilowatts. Once extension works on the maritime station have been completed, the second phase of the project will be implemented on the roof of the new building.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Port Authority has already commenced proceedings to connect up to the electricity network and permission is expected for next April.
The initial stage of this entire process began when the port authority successfully applied to the Directorate General for Energy Policy and Mining to join the pre-pay register for the production of energy from photovoltaic installations.
The maritime station at La Estaca Port in El Hierro will be the next building to join the scheme. In this case, solar sheets have been fitted on the roof instead of panels to ensure that the new building blends in with the surroundings. Power generated at this facility—the project for which is currently being drawn up—will be 25 kilowatts.
Similar projects are underway for installation at the ports of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Cristianos and San Sebastián de La Gomera.