Permits awarded for three new solar farms in Cádiz

Cabrera Solar

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 350-hectare site and generate 305 GWh of clean energy per year; enough to power 90,000 homes. The construction phase of the development is expected to create 400 jobs at its peak.

Each project will have an installed power of 50 MWp. Collectively they will prevent 90,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. Solarcentury’s social responsibility standards will ensure that the design and build of each solar farm follows a plan to minimise the impact on the local environment; from wildlife and biodiversity, to collaboration with the local communities to ensure benefits are felt by all.

Solarcentury already has four solar projects in Andalusia in the final phase of construction – collectively known as Cabrera Solar, and has developed Talayuela Solar, one of the most important solar projects in Europe at 300 MWp. The company recently announced it has received grid access for two projects in Valencia which form part of its 2GWp pipeline in Spain.