Bright Sunday and Jamón Salamanca in a long term partnership to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.
- Zero investment and tech risk
- No operational cost for running the system
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Jamon Salamaca is one of Spain’s largest producers of what is regarded as the best ham in the world, Jamón Ibérico. The company has now taken another step towards a more sustainable future. On the roof of one of their largest sites outside Salamanca, they now have a 2 MW solar PV system with 3,690 solar panels.
“For us it was an easy step to install solar panels. It is a natural part of our decarbonization journey.” says Javier Fernández Merinas, Director of Operations at Jamón Salamanca.
Zero investment and tech risk
Even if solar energy is a proven technology it requires competence and resources for continuous monitoring, maintenance and repairs to ensure the system always is performing at the highest possible level. Instead of making an investment and taking this operational responsibility, Jamon Salamanca made the decision to go for solar energy as a service, a so-called Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA), from Bright Sunday.
With the PPA Bright Sunday takes the operational responsibility and the performance risk whereas Jamón Salamanca only pays for energy produced. This way, Jamón Salamanca gets a worry free solution.
“The Power Purchase Agreement was a strategic choice for Jamón Salamanca.” says Jamón Salamanca’s Project Manager, Santiago Martin. “It has a clear advantage of zero upfront investment for the system and support liquidity for the company. This allows us to focus on our core business operations while still benefiting from CO2 free energy. We are actually also reducing our energy cost”
Smooth installation process
The actual technical installation of the solar PV system took about 4 months. The technical design and installation was done by SolarTec (www.solartecrenovables.com), Bright Sunday’s technical partner. Bright Sunday’s technical experts have been closely involved throughout the project and have been responsible for quality assurance and inspections.
“The installation process actually went faster than the initial time plan and had no impact at all on our operations. Even if we haven’t been involved in the work it’s good to know what is happening on our site and roof. The communication with both Bright Sunday and SolarTec has been very clear and transparent” says Santiago Martin, Jamón Salamanca.
The decarbonization journey continues
The solar PV system will produce more than 2,700,000 kWh per year of new clean energy for the next 30-40 years.
“The decarbonization journey and long term business efficiency goes hand in hand and we are already looking at new projects”, says Santiago Martin from Jamón Salamanca.
About Bright Sunday
Everything we do at Bright Sunday aims at lowering CO2 emissions on a global level by making the cleantech transformation easy and profitable for commercial and industrial customers. Our business is to offer cleantech as a service – PPA (Power Purchase Agreements) – with zero upfront investments and savings from day one.
We use premium products only and we take care of licensing, installation, maintenance, insurance and monitoring.
Through partnerships with leading local installers and maintenance partners we make our services available globally. Bright Sunday currently owns and operates a portfolio of 70+ solar PV systems.
Bright Sunday’s is a privately held company and largest owner is Niam Infrastructure with the European Investment Fund as one of the key investors.
For more information:
Niklas Engström, CEO