Gehrlicher Solar has announced it has completed and commissioned its largest PV plant in Spain. Pereruela Solar Park is the second connected installation in the province of Zomara; the area now generates a total of 14MW. The company will then sell the plant to German investment company KGAL.
First Solar has provided 122, 584 solar modules and 14 inverters from SMA. The ground-mounted PV installation will produce around 15,000,000kWh per year. The project increases the total power operated and maintained by Gehrlicher in Spain to over 40MW.
Following changes to reforms to the subsidiary system, Spain is not a particularly welcoming to solar power. However, the Gehrlicher insists it has anticipated possible alterations and is working to develop new markets.
Gehrlicher has now increased its Spanish portfolio to 40MW. Guillermo Barea, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar España said, “This project has been a great challenge for us, as it has successfully overcome several technical, administrative and environmental obstacles in a record time of 17 weeks. Pereruela Solar Park has created a strong basis in our relationship with KGAL, with whom we hope to realize further projects in other markets soon.”
Dr. Klaus Wolf, managing director of KGAL said, “We are delighted that Pereruela Solar Park, our 13th photovoltaic project in Spain, is now online. The various funds managed by KGAL in Spain now operate power plants with a total capacity of around 76 MW. This was the first time we had worked with our partner Gehrlicher Solar España and they did an excellent job under conditions that weren’t exactly easy. We look forward to working with them again on other interesting projects on various European markets.”