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Permits awarded for new solar developments in Castellón and Alicante, Spain

Solarcentury has received the grid access permits for two solar farms in Castellón and Alicante on the East coast of Spain, adding to those obtained last November in Turís and Alborache. The four Spanish sites will generate a total of 980 GWh/year, equivalent to the annual energy consumed by 290,000 local households. Collectively, the projects […]

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50 larks among abundance of birdlife spotted at Dutch solar farm

At Solarcentury we design and manage our solar farms to enhance biodiversity. A review of our projects in the Netherlands makes reassuring reading and offers insights we can build on.  Designs with nature in mind  Solar panels are positioned to encourage rainwater and sunlight to reach the ground below. In the Netherlands, 25% of the ground is left uncovered alongside the panels, leaving a […]

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Day in the life of Jenny Burbridge, Commercial business controller

Jenny Burbridge, Commercial business controller, manages to balance her passion for the environment, being a busy parent, and her love of all things systematic. In our latest day-in-the-life blog, she considers how she and Solarcentury have evolved together over the past twenty years.  How did it all begin with Solarcentury? I joined Solarcentury in 2000, a year after having my second baby when I was ready for a new challenge. […]

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The age of the large-format module

By Christopher West, Head of Central Engineering, Solarcentury Overview In 2019, an interesting trend started to appear in the PV market; the increase in module peak power was not being driven by improved cell efficiencies, but instead by making the PV modules bigger. Over the course of 2019 and 2020 modules of over 400 W […]

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Digital public consultation on plans for Stargoose solar energy farm

Solarcentury has announced they will be launching a digital public consultation in the New Year on plans for a new solar energy farm, nearly Childerley in South Cambridgeshire. The consultation will be launched in January, when an information leaflet will be sent to local residents including details of a dedicated project website. The website will […]

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Permits awarded for three new solar farms in Cádiz

Solarcentury has received the construction permits for three solar farms in Cádiz, Spain. Construction, which is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021, will require investment of 75 million euros. Once completed, the projects will further strengthen Spain’s energy transition. The three projects, Arenosas, Malabrigo and El Yarte, will be installed on a […]

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Solarcentury acquires Dutch Bollendonk solar farm at former brownfield site

In November 2020, Solarcentury acquired the Bollendonk solar farm in Etten-Leur, Netherlands from GroEnergie Groep BV. Solarcentury will develop, build and operate the project. Bollendonk solar farm covers ​​10 hectares, and at 11.3 MWp and will generate enough clean electricity for over 3,800 households. From landfill to clean energy The solar farm will be built […]

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Renewables still growing despite global energy decline during Covid-19

Statkraft’s latest Low Emissions Scenario reports that despite the high uncertainty of the moment, there is reason for optimism when it comes to the continuation of green trends over the next several decades. Here Gry Johanne Åmodt, VP Head of Global Drivers from the Corporate Strategy and Analysis team, talks us through what the future […]

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Solarcentury plans to invest 125 million Euros in the development of its first Valencian projects

Solarcentury has been granted authorisation for access to the network to develop two solar projects in Turís and Alborache near Valencia, Spain. The solar farms will have a total capacity of 87.5 MWp and could be operational by 2024. The Los Predios and Los Hierros projects will be developed on a 360-hectare site and will […]

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Saving the planet with solar… and without compromise

Barbara Flesche, CEO, calls for collaboration to ensure we maintain the highest of standards as the solar industry continues on this incredible growth journey All market studies seem to agree: the projected growth rates for solar are staggering. Even BP now foresees solar becoming the fastest-growing energy source ever witnessed. It’s unbelievably exciting to watch […]

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