Near the town of Mazarrón in the Murcia region of Spain, Conergy, in conjunction with locals Valfortec and Solaer, have connected a solar park to the grid. An area of almost 36 hectares has been installed with 50 kilometres of Conergy SolarLinea mounting systems with over 22,000 modules. The energy is fed into the Spanish power grid by 380 Conergy IPG T inverters.
In spite of the lack of government support for solar power, with the recent moratorium currency in force, Conergy insists the country’s 2,800 hours of sunshine and 1,799kWh of sunshine per square metre, still makes it an attractive location for solar installations. The Conergy park will generate over 8.1GW hours of energy annually, sufficient to supply 2,700 households through the year. The plan will prevent the emission of over 4,000 tons of CO2.
“Currently, it is only possible to construct and connect projects that were approved before the moratorium, such as the Conergy park near Mazarrón,” says Luis Jiménez Gutierrez, managing director of Conergy Spain. “Obviously, a moratorium is never a cause for joy. But according to its own statements, the government is holding firm to its view that there will be some appropriate support measures to smooth the path of Spain’s photovoltaic sector towards grid parity. We are therefore definitely optimistic and expect the government to implement measures in this area in the near future, which will ensure planning security for the entire industry.”
Ignacio Arganza, Solaer’s managing director said, “We have installed Conergy components with a total output of over 20 MW since 2009 already and we are fully convinced. These products deliver high yields, are easy to configure and to install. And Conergy provides first class technical support.”