The port of Valencia, Spain, is assessing the performance a vertical PV wall featuring 21 solar modules, with 8.6 kW of total capacity. A successful pilot project could pave the way for a larger vertical PV system on the port’s breakwaters.
From pv magazine Spain
The Port of Valencia is testing a vertical PV system on the Dique Norte breakwater to assess the feasibility and efficiency of such installations.
The pilot run could potentially lead to the development of the first large-scale vertical photovoltaic park in Spain. SunnerBox, a local startup, has introduced its IT3 solution for the pilot project.
It uses a matrix system of solar panels on a mesh anchored directly to the breakwater through stay cables and tensioners. This approach maximizes existing infrastructure, streamlines installation, and reduces costs while facilitating maintenance.
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