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Santa Cruz de Tenerife will have a 100% sustainable street, the first in the Canary Islands

Santa Cruz de Tenerife approves the Avenida de Anaga project, the first '100% sustainable street' in the Canary Islands at a cost of 1.9 million euros.

Seven years have passed since the Santa Cruz Town Hall announced its intention to make Avenida de Anaga the first 100% sustainable street in the Canary Islands. After years of processing, today the Governing Board of the Santa Cruz Town Council will finally approve the 100% sustainable street project, which will cost almost two million euros to implement, and which will become a reality within eight months after the work is put out to tender. The initiative approved today by the Council includes the technical specifications to be met by the bids to be submitted once the specifications are drawn up and the work is put out to tender.

The aim of the project is to establish and justify the technical and execution conditions to be met by a set of renewable energy installations, an installation of recharging points and a system for monitoring consumption in public lighting and traffic signage.

Specifically, it is established that a photovoltaic solar energy installation for self-consumption with a peak power of 477.60 kWp and a nominal power of 500kWn is required. The PV field will be located on nine parking canopy modules for a total of 180 covered parking spaces. The PV field is connected to a total of five inverters of 100kWn each.

An electric vehicle charging facility consisting of six outdoor charging stations (four semi-fast charging stations, with two charging points, and two fast charging stations, with two fast charging points) will also be required. Similarly, a 630 kVA transformation centre and an energy monitoring system will be included for a total of five public lighting panels, five traffic signalling control panels, five generation inverters and six electric vehicle recharging points (S.A.V.E.).

The generation installations, recharging points and monitoring are based on a previous document, in which the consumption associated with public lighting and traffic signage in the area comprising Avenida de la Constitución, Avenida Marítima and Avenida Francisco La Roche was analysed, in which an annual consumption of around 510,000 kWh was estimated. 510,000 kWh, designing the generation systems using renewable energies in accordance with the same in order to offset the carbon footprint and partially offset the one linked to electric vehicle recharging, as set out in the project.

The renewable energy generation facilities and the installation of recharging points are planned for the parking area next to the Casa de la Pólvora on Avenida de la Constitución, and the monitoring system is planned for various consumption panels, both for public lighting and traffic signs located on Avenida de la Constitución, Avenida Marítima and Avenida Francisco La Roche.

All of this means that, with the implementation of this project, clean energy will be obtained from renewable sources, replacing conventional fossil energy sources.

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