Ongresso Energy – Colombia

Swiss Partners

Ongresso Energy AG, Appenzell,,
Ulrich Hinterberger

Local Partner

Project Type:

Pilot project





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Swiss Contribution

Ongresso Energy is a Swiss company specialized in energy production and innovative solutions integrating solar power. The combined experience of its team members in project development, civil, environmental and energy engineering guarantees a strong base for the design as well as the implementation of the project in Colombia.


Colombian fresh flower producers are willing to generate some of their electricity locally and in a sustainable way. After studying the local context, floating photovoltaics (FPV) appeared like the most suitable solution. One first production site was selected to test a FPV installation of 475 kWp on an irrigation pond. In order to make the FPV solution economically viable and create local jobs, the project aims to partially localize the value chain (e.g. by producing the floating devices locally). This will pave the way for a sustainable replication of the FPV solution in the longer run.


A scientific study has been carried out to evaluate the most suitable float for the PV-system.  A supplier was found and also agreed to share their knowledge and set up a local manufacturing value chain. Several local plastic manufacturer have been identified and 3 have shared a Letter of Intend where they’ve  demnonstrated their interest and ability to supply the floating modules.