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 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.