Solarcentury has received construction permits for three solar farms in Cádiz, Spain.
Construction, which is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021, will require an investment of €75 million. Once completed, the projects would further improve the energy transition in Spain.
The three sites, Arenosas, Malabrigo and El Yarte, will be built on a 350-hectare site and generate 305 GWh of renewable energy per year, enough to power 90,000 households. At its peak, the construction phase of growth is projected to generate 400 jobs.
Each project will have an installed capacity of 50 MWp. Collectively, 90,000 tons of CO2 can be avoided per year. The social responsibility principles of Solarcentury will ensure that the design and development of each solar farm follows a strategy to minimize the effect on the local environment; from wildlife and biodiversity to cooperation with local communities to ensure that benefits are felt by all.
In the final phase of development, Solarcentury already has four solar projects in Andalusia – collectively known as Cabrera Solar – and has built Talayuela Solar, one of the largest solar projects in Europe at 300 MWp. The company has recently announced that it has obtained grid access for two projects in Valencia that are part of its 2GWp pipeline in Spain.