Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, are the two newest cities where Recurrent Energy has brought a commercial rooftop solar power system into operation. The latest 4.8MW endeavor is a codevelopment arrangement with ProLogis Renewable Energy and ProLogis European Properties (PEPR). The systems sit atop eight of PEPR’s distribution centers in the Spanish cities.
“We were able to develop and deliver a portfolio of commercial rooftop PV systems in a short timeframe, which is one of the strengths of a distributed generation model,” said Karl Knight, managing director of international development at Recurrent Energy. “The Spanish government policies that support clean energy helped spur the development of these projects that are now delivering a large amount of solar energy right where it’s needed most.”
Recurrent financed, owns, and operates the power system, which are all grid-connected and providing power generated back into the local utility through the feed-in tariff award to Recurrent in July 2009.