An experimental photovoltaic project at FING

In December 2015, SPIREA has completed a new dena-RES-Project at the Montevideo campus of the Faculty of Engineering (FING), University of the Republic (UdelaR), Uruguay. A grid-connected solar photovoltaic system of 2,080 Wp DC capacity was installed at a flat roof on the campus building.

The system deploys state-of-the-art solar technologies, generates clean electricity for the campus and meanwhile serves as a pilot station for the renewable energy teaching programs of the Faculty. The system was officially inaugurated on the 2015 December 10th with participation of high-ranking guests from education, industry and policy making.

In cooperation with the project partners, SPIREA will hold a series of seminars and networking events in Montevideo, to elaborate benefits and potential of solar energy in Uruguay, as well as demonstrate cutting-edge solar technologies Made-in-Germany.

The dena RES Project Uruguay is part of the worldwide dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the „renewables – Made in Germany“ initiative.

Project Partners

The project “Sunny Campus FING” is realized under joint efforts by dedicated partners from Germany and Uruguay.

The University of the Republic (Spanish: Universidad de la República / UdelaR) is Uruguay’s public university. It is the most important, oldest, and largest university of the country, with a student body of 108,886 students (2012). It was founded on July 18, 1849 in Montevideo, where most of its buildings and facilities are still located.

The project is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering (FING) of UdelaR at its Montevideo campus.

Academia Uruguay is an international language school dedicated to teaching Spanish as a foreign language in Montevideo, Capital of Uruguay. The school also actively acts a platform for various inter-culture projects between Uruguay and the world. Academia Uruguay is strategic partner of Spirea in Latin America and acted as key local coordinator of the project.

ERGO is a Company founded and managed by specialists in energy efficiency and renewable energies. In this field, ERGO is specialized in turnkey photovoltaic projects and assessing clients in electricity generation projects of all kinds.  

Technical Specification

“The country’s huge clean power generation potential through decentralized solar PV system from both private households and small commercial businesses has not yet been exploited.”



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