Solarcentury to develop 362MWp of solar near Valderrey, Spain

Solarcentury is in the early stages of developing two solar projects in the region of León in the North West of Spain. Today, Jose Miguel Ferrer – General Manager for Solarcentury in Iberia – introduced the projects to the local community and outlined the benefits that the solar projects will bring. Following a successful permitting process, Solarcentury expects to create 400 jobs and for the projects to help revitalise the area as well as contributing clean, green power to the grid. Total investment in the projects will be in the region of 254 million euros.

Somozas Solar and Maragato Solar are each planned to be 181.35 MWp. The projects are at an early stage and will be approved at the national level. In January 2020, Solarcentury received permission to connect the projects to the network at the Montearenas 200kV substation. The development process is expected to take a further three years.

The projects are part of Solarcentury’s 1.5GWp solar pipeline in Spain and 6GWp global pipeline.

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About Solarcentury:

Established in 1998, Solarcentury is a leading global solar power company that develops, constructs, owns and operates utility-scale solar and smart technology across Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Independent and headquartered in the UK, Solarcentury is known internationally for developing and building some of the largest utility-scale solar projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Kenya and Mexico, including pioneering projects such as the world’s first solar bridge at Blackfriars Station in Central London.

Solarcentury’s mission is to make a meaningful difference in the global fight against climate chaos by making solar power the dominant energy source worldwide. During Solarcentury’s 22-year history the business has helped solar power become mainstream, and our projects have generated 6 billion kWh of clean electricity, saving over 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.