Ongresso Energy – Colombia

Partners

Ongresso Energy AG, Appenzell,
www.ongresso-energy.com,
Ulrich Hinterberger

Project Type:

Pilot project

Technology:

Photovoltaics

Country:

Colombia

Project Status:

Ongoing

Project Start:

2022

End of Project:

2023

Contract:

2022.10

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.

Description

Colombian fresh flower producers are willing to produce 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.