January 26 (Renewables Now) - Spanish renewable power producer Acciona Energia (BME:ANE) said on Wednesday that its 125-MWp solar PV complex in Spain’s region of Extremadura had started operations.
The project site in the town of Almedralejo is hosting three solar farms named after the region -- Extremadura I, II and III. Acciona Energia said that this is its largest solar power complex in Spain.
An investment of over EUR 80 million (USD 87.3m) went into the project. The company's team put up more than 230,000 solar PV panels to build the plants and unearthed some 5,000-year-old artifacts from a Copper Age settlement during construction. According to the company, the finding of archaelogical relics required changes in the project layout to ensure their protection.
Now up and running, the Extremadura complex will generate around 257 GWh of electricity per year, the renewables specialist said.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.09)