September 27 (Renewables Now) - Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) announced on Wednesday that it has wrapped up construction of a 74-MW solar photovoltaic farm, a plant that will operate in tandem with an existing wind farm in Spain’s region of Castile and Leon.
The company invested more than EUR 40 million (USD 42.1m) in this project, hailing it as the first wind and solar hybrid in Spain.
The solar farm consists of over 120,000 modules installed on sites in three municipalities in Burgos provinces. The plant will be hybridised with Iberdrola’s 69-MW https://renewablesnow.com/news/ibedrola-to-acquire-118-mw-of-spanish-win... target="_blank">Ballestas and Casetona (BaCa) wind farm complex via the same grid connection and shared infrastructure --- the substation and the power evacuation line.
Commissioning of the solar farm is well under way, Iberdrola said.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.052)