Portuguese PV provider, Martifer Solar, and German manufacturer, Hanwha Q cells, have completed a cluster of solar projects in Portugal totalling 17.8MW.
The projects were inaugurated yesterday, making the completion of six ground-mount PV plants across the Evora and Setubal regions.
Martifer Solar is to take over operations and maintenance of the plants distributed across Loures, Montijo, and Montemor-o-Novo, all between 2.2 and 6.7MW. The projects will power roughly 24,800 households, the companies claim.
Jiho Shin, chief operating officer of Hanwha Q CELLS Korea, said although finance was challenging, the high solar radiance levels in Portugal made the projects attractive to investors, with minimal risk. “We aggressively exploited Portugal’s strength in the abundance of natural resources, and successively turned risks into profitable opportunities,” Shin said.
Henrique Rodrigues, CEO of Martifer Solar, said the large project was “only possible thanks to the great cooperation that we have built with all the governmental entities involved”.