Solarcentury creates over 100 new jobs in Talayuela, Spain
Wednesday 20 February 2019, Spain: Solarcentury, the global solar power company, has announced that it will create a minimum of 100 new engineering and construction jobs in the Extremadura region of Talayuela in Spain (see map below). The company is recruiting to build one of the most powerful solar farms in Europe over the next year, needed to power 150,000 homes in the area with renewable electricity.
The Managing Director of Solarcentury Iberia, José Miguel Ferrer, met the Mayor of Talayuela (Cáceres), Raúl Miranda, today at the Council offices to sign a Local Employment Agreement for its “Talayuela Solar” project. This Local Employment Agreement will enable the recruitment of a minimum of 100 workers in the town to carry out works on the new 300 MWp solar farm owned by Encavis AG and Solarcentury.
“Talayuela Town Council is unrelenting in its efforts to attract new capital investors to our district in order to foster local employment, one proof of this being the Local Employment Agreement that we are now signing with Solarcentury”, noted the Mayor of Talayuela, Raúl Miranda.
José Miguel Ferrer, the Managing Director of Solarcentury Iberia, declared that “Talayuela Solar represents the largest project undertaken to date by Solarcentury worldwide and a source of long-term direct and indirect job creation for the region”.
It is anticipated that the new, 300 MWp photovoltaic plant will connect to the network during the first half of 2020 and will represent investment exceeding one hundred million Euro.
The electricity generated by the solar plant will initially be acquired by an institution, for a fixed price over a period of ten years. “Talayuela Solar” was initially developed by KOMPA SOLAIRE SASU and GENIA GLOBAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS, S.L., engineering firms that develop and foster renewable energy projects.
Thanks to this local employment agreement, any person who is interested and meets the criteria will be able to apply and can send their applications, including their CV, to the web page: www.talayuelasolar.es.
All candidates need a valid work permit at the time of hiring, the residents of Talayuela and unemployed have priority. The new contracts will be full-time employment contracts with a minimum term of one year.
Solarcentury is one of the most respected solar companies in the world. Founded in 1998, it has been around since the early days of the industry and have been part of the evolution that has made solar electricity the mainstream energy source that it is today. The company has put solar on a greater variety of sites than any other company in the industry, and won multiple awards for leadership and innovation. To date, Solarcentury has developed and built more than 1 GWp and has a pipeline of 2.4 GWp. Solarcentury works work end-to-end: developing, structuring finance, building and operating solar projects at commercial and utility scale. The company works with partners to bring solar to their customers’ homes and is committed to making solar more accessible and attractive. Customers benefit from Solarcentury’s experience in terms of engineering quality, financial stability and sheer breadth of deployment. Solarcentury is in business for a purpose: to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change through the widespread adoption of solar power. As a big believer that solar can help change our world for the better, the company contributes 5% of our annual net profits to SolarAid; the charity founded by Solarcentury which aims to eradicate kerosene lamps from Africa. www.solarcentury.com
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Encavis AG is one of the leading independent power producers (IPPs) in the field of renewable energy in Europe. The company acquires and operates solar power plants and (onshore) wind farms in Germany and in nine other European countries. The total generation capacity of the Encavis Group is currently almost 2 gigawatts (GW). With its wind farms and solar parks, the company generates attractive financial returns, as well as very stable income irrespective of economic conditions.
Encavis AG also provides institutional investors with the benefit of its many years of experience and market knowledge in the field of renewable energies. Within the Encavis Group, Encavis Asset Management AG specialises in the field of institutional investors. Encavis Technical Services GmbH is also the Encavis Group’s service unit for the technical management of solar parks.
Encavis AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the regulated market of the Hamburg Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE0006095003 / WKN: 609500) and the SDAX of the German Stock Exchange.
You can find more information on the company at www.encavis.com.
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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.