Solarcentury gets go ahead from Andalusian government for four solar power projects in Seville, Spain
Madrid. November 20, 2018. Solarcentury, a British solar power company, has received the go ahead from the regional government in Andalucia to construct four solar parks in Alcala de Guadaira, Seville, Spain. The projects are known as “Cerrado Cabrera”, “El primo Alemán”, “Hazas de los sesenta” and “Los Gonzalez” and will produce enough electricity to power 105,000 households.
With its Spanish head office in Valencia, the British firm has a pipeline of projects in Andalusia amounting to approximately 500 MW. These four projects in Alcalá de Guadaira are the first to reach the ready-to-build stage. Each installation will have an output of approximately 50 MW.
Solarcentury believes project construction is likely to start in April 2019.
The projects are being delivered in collaboration with Texla, a local engineering partner based in Seville and with more than 20 years of experience in developing and maintaining renewable energy projects in Spain. This news follows the recent announcement that the company has partnered with Encavis AG to construct the 300 MWp Talayuela solar park in Extremadura, and reinforces its commitment to the Spanish market.
“We see these projects as a real win-win for the region. Not only generating clean renewable power for thousands of homes, they will have been built with no public subsidies, be a net generator of employment and environmentally friendly. We imagine the construction of this group of projects will last approximately twelve months from April 2019. Once the Seville projects are completed, these, along with Talayuela Solar in Cáceres, will be two of the largest scale solar power projects in Spain and among the most significant in Europe. They prove that solar power can and will be delivered at scale enabling Europe to lead in the transition from fossil fuels to zero carbon energy,” explains José Miguel Ferrer, Solarcentury’s Managing Director for Iberia.
With high efficiency production and respect for the environment , the group of projects will be constructed on the basis of power purchase agreements (PPA) and the electricity acquired by an institution at a fixed price.
Solarcentury is one of the world’s most respected solar energy firms. Founded in 1998, Solarcentury has developed and constructed generating plants with a capacity exceeding 1 GWp and has a further 2.4 GWp in the pipeline. Solarcentury executes the project in its entirety, developing, building, operating and structuring the financing of the projects from both the commercial and technical viewpoint. The company works with major partners to transfer solar energy to end users.
Solarcentury is a global business, with European offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, France and Germany. It is also present in Latin America, in Panama, Mexico and Chile, as well as in Kenya, Africa. The Spanish office of Solarcentury is located in Valencia and comprises 20 professionals.
The business goal of Solarcentury is to create an emphatic difference in the fight against climate change through the progressive deployment of solar energy. Convinced of the potential of solar energy, the company fosters the idea of creating a better world and contributes 5% of its profits to social assistance and eradicating kerosene lamps in Africa.
Solarcentury is fully committed to producing more accessible, attractive solar energy. The clients of Solarcentury have always shown great satisfaction in the quality of the engineering projects, its financial stability and the relevance of its initiatives.
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Established in 1998, Solarcentury is a global integrated solar power company, and a leader in the development, construction and operation of solar projects and smart energy technology at all scales, across Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Independent and headquartered in the UK, Solarcentury is known internationally for developing and building some of the largest solar farms in the UK, Netherlands, Spain, Kenya and Mexico, as well as other pioneering projects including the world’s first solar bridge at Blackfriars Station in Central London and IKEA’s residential solar offer in Europe.
Solarcentury’s mission is to make solar power mainstream. From homes and commercial rooftops to utility-scale, Solarcentury is making a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change by increasing the accessibility and production of solar power across the world. Over the past 20 years, Solarcentury’s solar projects have generated over 3.5 billion kWh of clean electricity and saved over 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.
In 2006, Solarcentury helped establish SolarAid, a charity which aims to combat climate change and poverty in the developing world by providing access to solar lights, while helping to eradicate the use of kerosene lamps in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. Solarcentury donates 5% of its net profits to SolarAid, which to date has enabled more than 10 million people across Africa to access safe, clean and sustainable solar light power.
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