EDP obtains approval for 4-MW floating solar plant in Portugal
- Portuguese utility Energias de Portugal SA (ELI: EDP) announced today it has actually received the thumbs-up to start construction of a 4-MW floating photovoltaic or pv (PV) plant in Portugal's Alqueva Reservoir.
The power giant plans to spend concerning EUR 4 million (USD 4.8 m) in the project, which will contain 12,000 panels and a lithium-ion battery storage system of 1 MW/2 MWh.
EDP intends to begin service the project this summer season, with appointing expected to take place as very early as completion of the year. When in operation, the center will certainly be capable of creating 7 GWh yearly, sufficient to provide 25% of consumers in the Portel and also Moura region.
The floating PV terminal belongs to the Alqueva plant, a pumped hydropower plant (HPP). Made with a crossbreed operation version, the center can use solar and also wind power to pump water and also reuse it to produce hydroelectric power when required, EDP discussed.