#Andalusia’s regional government has granted #Solarcentury, a U.K.-firm, permission to build four #solar parks in a Spanish town called #Alcala de Guadaira. As a point of reference, this is located roughly 17 km southeast of Seville, Spain. Read on for more information on the noteworthy #solar parks being built in southern Spain!
Solarcentury recently made an announcement that the solar projects would have an output of roughly 50 megawatts a piece, and said solar projects would generate enough electricity to power more than 100,000 homes – 105,000 homes, to be exact. The expectation is that construction on the solar parks will begin in April 2019 and will last approximately one year. This sounds as though it will be a fairly speedy solar project, anticipated to make a fairly large impact!
What is Solarcentury?
Solarcentury was founded back in the late 1990s and has a presence in Africa, Europe, and Latin America. To date, the remarkable solar-friendly company has planned and built more than 1 gigawatts (GW) of solar, with an additional 2.4 GW of solar in the works. The numbers essentially speak for themselves – this is a company committed to its solar goals and making a difference for the planet.
Solarcentury’s managing director for Iberia, Jose Miguel Ferrer, described seeing these aforementioned four solar projects as a win-win for the region. Ferrer mentioned that in addition to being able to generate clean renewable #energy/solar energy for thousands of homes, no public subsidies will be used and the solar projects will generate employment, to boot. Of course, the impressive solar projects will be environmentally-friendly, too. It has been demonstrated time and time again that using clean/solar energy is not only healthier for the planet, but it saves money and creates jobs – really, it seems as though going solar is a no-brainer. In many places, it is, in fact, becoming a no-brainer.
Across the globe, there are various sizes in existence when it comes to solar power facilities. China’s Tengger Desert Solar Park, for example, has a capacity of more than 1,500 MW. This just demonstrates the ability to work on different scales and still make a positive difference.
A Transition to Clean Energy
When it comes to the Spanish solar sector, the solar projects by Solarcentury represent the latest clean energy developments. Back in September, in Murcia, Spain, Enel Green Power Espana started constructing an 84.7-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility. It should begin operation later in 2019, and it will consist of 248,000 photovoltaic modules.
It is a great thing that Solarcentury has received the green light from Spain’s community of Andalusia for these solar projects. As previously mentioned, each project will have a capacity of roughly 50 MW. The four projects – Cerrado Cabrera, El primo Aleman, Los Gonzalez, and Hazas de los sesenta photovoltaic projects are going to be built in Alcala de Guadaira municipality.
Major Benefits to Come
The ability to provide enough electricity for more than 100,000 homes is huge. Texla (a Seville-based engineering company) is partnering in the development of the four parks, according to Solarcentury. It is also worth noting that Solarcentury received the Environmental Impact Declaration from Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition. This was for a project in Extremadura.
There are so many developments across the globe that are worth paying attention to. Being able to witness the shift to clean, renewable energy such as solar is truly a wonderful thing. Solarcentury is one of the biggest such companies in the world, and has a goal of working to fight climate change. The company strives to make clean energy more attractive and affordable to customers, and so far, it seems to be succeeding. Impressive changes are coming soon to southern Spain, and they are worth paying attention to.
Continue to follow solar news so you can learn about the latest developments taking place across the planet. Think about how the world could look in the next decade thanks to the advancements being made today. We have come a long way as a planet but still have a long way to go – the steps being taken today will make a big difference for tomorrow!