Iberdrola gets EIS for 375-MW solar project in Spain

Sep 21, 2022 09:09 AM ET
  • Spanish utility Iberdrola claimed on Monday it had actually acquired the environmental effect statement (EIS) for a 375-MW solar PV project it set in the region of Extremadura, western Spain.
Iberdrola gets EIS for 375-MW solar project in Spain
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The project is sited in Cedillo, a tiny town located near to the border with Portugal. Iberdrola said it would utilize over 576,000 bifacial PV components and construct the plant on a communal farm had by a lot of local homeowners.

Extremadura-based companies Faramax and also IMEDEXSA were chosen to provide transformers and also towers for the high-voltage line, specifically.

Once in operation, the Cedillo solar farm will certainly can producing over 582.4 GWh per year, or about as much power as it would certainly take a combined-cycle gas plant to generate utilizing more than 97 million cubic metres of gas, according to the utility.

Structure large-scale renewables on farmland has actually come to be a bone of contention in Spain, with a great deal of conservationist groups asserting that these projects are a hazard to all-natural rooms and also country way of living.

Iberdrola claims its solar project has the support of the community council as well as the Cedillo Agrarian Society, and that the citizens will certainly have the ability to proceed increasing livestock in the plant's area.

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