Enel Green Power begins work on three solar plants in Spain

25 Oct 2018 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Endesa's renewable energy division Enel Green Power España (EGPE) has begun construction on three solar plants with an overall capacity of nearly 127MW in Spain.

Located in the municipality of Logrosán, near Cáceres, the three photovoltaic (PV) plants represent the firm’s first solar plants in the Extremadura region.

The three plants - Baylio, Dehesa de los Guadalupes, and Furatena – will entail an investment of about €100m. Each of the solar PV plants will have an installed capacity of more than 42MW.

The three plants will feature nearly 372,000 PV modules and are scheduled to commence operations by the end of 2019.

Upon fully operational, the plant will generate more than 240GWh per annum, reducing around 120,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

EGPE will implement its Sustainable Construction Site” model while construction the three projects.

The method involves the use of a 20kW photovoltaic system at each site, to meet energy needs during construction and other initiatives aimed at involving the local population in the construction phase. 

Furthermore, EGPE will deploy several latest construction processes and equipment on the three sites, including drones for topographical survey, smart tracking of certain components such as solar panels, main transformers, and cables, as well as advanced digital platforms and software solutions.

EGPE believes that the practices and tools will enable faster, more accurate and reliable data collection, improving the construction quality and co-ordination between on-site and off-site teams.

Enel head of Global Renewable Energy business line, Enel Green Power, Antonio Cammisecra said: “The start of construction of our first solar parks in Extremadura represents an important milestone for our Group and the country itself as we continue to expand our PV footprint into new areas of the important Spanish market while helping the country to achieve its renewable goals.

“These projects are the latest examples of our commitment to further diversify the Spanish generation mix by leveraging on the wealth of solar resources in the region, where we are also determined to bring our global technological expertise, and initiatives aimed at boosting the sustainability of our construction site.”

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Image: Enel Green Power to build three solar power plants in Spain. Photo: courtesy of Andreas Gücklhorn/Unsplash.

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