Italian multinational renewable energy company Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction of a solar and wind project in Spain.
The solar photovoltaic (PV) project, which will be called Los Naranjos, will be built in the province of Seville.
For this facility, EGP will build nine switching stations, as well as an electric substation and an underground cable network spanning 4.5km.
The 50MW solar PV project will be built with an investment of €28.2m and will be equipped with 128,520 solar PV panels and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Once operational, the solar project will generate approximately 100GWh of clean energy annually, while offsetting 67,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere each year.
Los Naranjos will be EGP’s second solar facility in Andalusia after its 50MW Las Corchas’ PV plant in Carmona. Construction works of the €30m Las Corchas’ PV plant began last year.
EGP’s wind power farm, called Los Gigantes, will be built between the towns of Blesa and Moyuela, respectively in Teruel’s and Zaragoza’s provinces.
The 21.3MW wind farm will be built with an investment of €20m and will feature six wind turbines, each with a 3.55MW power capacity. The facility is expected to come online by the end of this year.
Once completed, the wind power facility is expected to generate nearly 62GWh of power annually while eliminating 41,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
With the construction of two renewable projects in the country, EGP intends to support Spain’s sustainability objective to produce 74% of electricity through renewable sources by 2030.