Capital Energy breaks ground on 20-MW solar plant in Spain

May 7 (Renewables Now) – Spanish renewable power company Capital Energy said today it has commenced construction of a 20-MW solar farm in Spain’s Extremadura autonomous community.

The La Solana photovoltaic (PV) plant is the company’s first such project to enter the construction phase in Spain. Capital Energy estimates it will invest more than EUR 13 million (USD 15.7m) in the construction of the park.

Located in the province of Caceres, the PV facility will consist of 37,500 panels, capable of generating around 39,000 MWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of 16,000 homes and offset 15,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.

In addition to La Solana, Capital Energy is currently developing several other renewable energy projects in Extremadura. In total, the company is working on over 1,500 MW, consisting of 80% wind and 20% solar.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.207)

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