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BI PV Project Details
Name projectPV Canopy in Telefonica "C District"
Year2006-09-01 (Start operation date)
PV applicationFlat roof - mounted & mechanical fixing
PV power total2874 kWp
LocationMadrid, Madrid
Latitude/Longitude40°20'53"N 3°43'23"W
© Telefonica, 2006

Project summary
PV plant of 2,9 MWp integrated in the canopy of the new headquarters of Telefonica company (called "C District") in Madrid. The PV modules, which occupy more than 21000 m2 are distributed in such a way that they form the letter "C" that constitutes the name of the building ensamble. The PV plant is divided into 24 independent 100 kW PV plants, connected to the distribution grid through 5 Transformation Centers of 630 kVA each.

Best practice project
The building has received a prize in the XI International Bienal of Architecture Argentina, BA07

Special PV project info
PV architecture and building integrationThe PV modules are integrated in a horizontal position in a canopy 30 m. high, under which there are several buildings of the Telefonica's "District C" buildings. Therefore, the PV modules are used as sun shading elements for the buildings, as well as aesthetic elements. The PV generator has been designed for an easy maintenance: it is fully accesible and protected with the necessary safety requirements for working at height. El conjunto de la construcción ha tenido reconocimiento por su valor arquitectónico.
PV ownership
Tariffs and meteringFeed-in-tariff
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Other project data
Type of projectDemonstration Project
Other relevant aspectsOther RE
Start of PV project2005-05-20
Start operation PV system2006-09-01
Project leading companyIberinco (Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción)
Project contact personManuel Fernández
Contact emailmfc@iberinco.com
Contact addressAvda. Burgos 8B, E-28036 Madrid, Spain
Part of Urban Scale project

Building data
Use and function of the buildingOffice buildings - commercial
Building typeNon-residential buildings - 5 to 12 floors (mid rise)
New/Retrofit/AddedNew building integration
PV building addressDistrito de la Comunicación s/n (Las Tablas), 28050 Madrid

PV system
PV applicationFlat roof - mounted & mechanical fixing
PV power total project2874 kWp
Number of dwellings/units1
PV power per dwellings/units2874 kWp
PV system typeGrid-connected - supply side
PV module typeFramed - regular module
PV cell typeCrystalline silicon - mono
PV module brand and typeSharp, NT-RE 175
PV inverter brand and typeEnertron, Acef 100kW
Includes PV database product(s) 

PV cost and energy production
PV system investment
PV modules only costs
PV energy yield3446000 kWh Calculated
PV energy user owner

Names and Addresses
Building OwnerPV ownerArchitectMain PV manufacturer
NameTelefónica S.A.Telefónica S.A.Rafael De la Hoz
AddressDistrito de la Comunicación s/n (Las Tablas), 28050 MadridDistrito de la Comunicación s/n (Las Tablas), 28050 MadridPaseo de la Castellana 82, 2º A, E-28046 Madrid, Spain

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