Poultry producer turned power producer

Poultry producer turned power producer

Bright Sunday has financed solar PV built on top of the facilities of one of Portugal’s largest poultry producer, António Carlos P Mé Mé. The system has been installed by SOLVasto and the electricity produced will be delivered to the grid for a minimum of 15 years. Any eggs in this facility will be prepared ”sunny side up” from the start.

 

  • LOCATION: Vendas Novas, Portugal
  • CLEANTECH: Solar PV
  • ENERGY PRODUCED, year 1: 528 MWh
  • CO2 REDUCTION, year 1: 172 tonnes
  • PARTNER: SOLVasto
Olives made with solar at Innoliva

Olives made with solar at Innoliva

Innoliva, which has its head office in Pamplona (Spain), owns more than 5,000 hectares of irrigated olive groves, located in Spain and Portugal, where the Mediterranean climate gives the olive trees an ideal environment for the development and maturation of the fruit, giving the extra virgin olive oil excellent sensory qualities.
Bright Sunday has financed solar panels installed among the olive trees and on the roofs of the oil mill, making the sun not only produce exquisite olive oil, but also renewable energy.
  • LOCATION: Alvalada, Portugal
  • CLEANTECH: Solar PV
  • ENERGY PRODUCED, year 1: 1,933 MWh
  • CO2 REDUCTION, year 1: 628 tonnes
  • PARTNER: SOLVasto
Fuelling OS Belenenses in the Primeira Liga

Fuelling OS Belenenses in the Primeira Liga

OS Belenenses is a football club in the Primeira Liga in Portugal. Bright Sunday together with our partner SPlux have not only been able to change all lighting to LED, significantly lowering OS Belenenses energy consumption, we did it free of charge. No cost whatsoever. The reason for this is that we’re also installing 550 kWp of solar panels on their workout facilities in the stadium area. The energy produced will be used by Portuguese consumers, paying for OS Belenenses LED-lighting in the process. As a part of this project, OS Belenenses will also replace their washing machines and dryers, that today run on gas, to newer equipment that run on electricity.

As you may know football is close to religion in Portugal, so we take great pride in helping OS Belenenses. But to make sure we don’t favour any particular team, we’ve also installed solar panels and LED at Vitoria Setubal. This way both teams can be sure that whoever wins, they are part of a club with a significantly lower CO2 footprint.

 

  • LOCATION: Lisbon, Portugal
  • CLEANTECH: Solar PV & LED
  • ENERGY PRODUCED, year 1:  889 MWh
  • ENERGY REDUCTION, year 1:  283 MWh
  • CO2 REDUCTION, year 1: 600 tonnes
  • PARTNER: SPLux
Putting lux into luxury at J3LP

Putting lux into luxury at J3LP

J3LP is a supplier to the luxury fashion brand Hermes. This naturally means high demand on the quality of the products, but consumers are also expecting the high price tag to come with other benefits, such as sustainable production and materials. When finished the solar PV will cover 22% of the electricity consumption of the J3LP facility i Fundão.
  • LOCATION: Fundão, Portugal
  • CLEANTECH: Solar PV
  • ENERGY PRODUCED, year 1: 590 Mwh
  • CO2 REDUCTION, year 1: 211 tonnes
  • PARTNER: SPLux
We’re accelerating with new investment of 8 MEUR

We’re accelerating with new investment of 8 MEUR

The leading financial daily of the Nordics, Dagens Industri, yesterday was first outlet to report that we have secured a major investment from seven of Sweden’s most recognized investors during summer. The injection of 8 MEUR increased the value of our company tenfold, and will enable us to increase the speed of our expansion and thereby cut CO2 emissions even more rapidly. One first step will be to branch out operations to Spain in November.

Some excerpts from yesterday’s article:

– We are extremely happy to see such competent and experienced investors, who have built very successful companies of their own, come onboard as partners. It’s a sign off on our business model and expansion strategy by very credible players, says Niklas Engström, CEO and one of the founders of Bright Sunday>

The capital injection takes Bright Sunday closer to reaching its short term goals.

”We are now aiming to invest at least 250 MEUR during the coming four years while delivering a positive net result. Moving into Spain, one of Europe’s biggest and most important market for solar energy will be one first important step in reaching that goal, says Niklas Engström.”

If you find the piece interesting and want to know more about Bright Sunday and our mission for a more sustainable future, do not hesitate to contact us.

Click here to read the full article (in Swedish)