Spanish developer and utility Iberdrola is waiting for project approval from the Castilla-La Mancha government to move ahead with four utility-scale solar PV facilities in the central Spanish region.
The 250MW portfolio includes the "unique" 100MW Puertollano II project, which boasts bifacial panels, daisy-chain inverters and a 5MW/20MWh battery system. The other three projects have proposed capacities of 50MW. They do not include battery systems.
Iberdrola now has a project pipeline of 2.2GW in Spain. It wants to install a total of 3GW in the country by 2022.
In early August, the firm made its first solar foray into Portugal, when it was awarded 149MW of solar projects in the Portuguese govenrment's solar auction.
Iberdrola is currently developing the colossal 500MW Núñez de Balboa plant in western Spain, billed as Europe’s largest solar plant. In July, it received project financing for the project from the European Investment Bank and Spain’s state-owned bank the Insituto de Crédito Oficial.
The prospects and challenges of European solar's new era will take centre stage at Solar Media's Large Scale Solar Europe 2020, to be held in Lisbon on 31 March and 1 April 2020
Europe's largest gathering of solar developers & EPCs - Unbound by government subsidies and deadlines, we will spend an insightful two days of collaboration and innovation looking at how PV development is evolving.
Understanding bifacial’s true potential: technology innovation and technical bankability of bifacial
The deployment of bifacial PV technology is growing rapidly. It has proven to be the most effective solution to reduce levelised energy costs (LCOE) and increase the Investment Rate of Return (IRR) of PV systems, offering substantially improved energy yield compared to the use of standard mono-facial modules. Even though the concept is not new, it has been a niche technology for many years with uncertainties in predicting performance and optimizing installations. Today, bifacial technology is becoming mainstream, with capacity available at the multi-gigawatt scale and with corresponding global deployment of project pipelines. Join this webinar, presented by Andrea Viaro, as he discusses the award-winning Swan bifacial module with transparent backsheet from DuPont, its features, benefits and differences vs. standard glass-glass modules. Jinko Solar’s new bifacial technology innovations will also be highlighted, specifically covering profitability in deployment at utility-scale PV power plants. Andrea will be joined by Dr.Lars Podlowski who will give a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of bifacial PV technology, with a special focus on benefits and risks industry buyers and investors should pay attention to.
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