Iberdrola: Europe’s largest solar plant is already in operation

Deepak Gupta August 17, 2022
Updated 2022/08/17 at 3:50 PM

The largest solar plant in Europe, which is located in Spanish Extremadura, is already in operation. This plant, a project by energy company Iberdrola, has a capacity of 590 megawatts (MW).

The total investment was 300 million euros and this solar plant can lead to the creation of 1500 jobs.

Central has 1.5 million photovoltaic modules

According to Expresso, last Wednesday, August 10, what is considered to be the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe went into operation: the Francisco Pizarro, installed in Spanish Extremadura.

According to energy company Iberdrola, the plant has 1.5 million photovoltaic modules installed between the municipalities of Torrecillas de la Tiesta and Aldeacentenera, in the province of Cáceres, the plant will supply energy to more than 334 thousand homes and eliminate 150 thousand tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

By 2025, Iberdrola also wants to install more than 2800 MW in renewable energy in the region of Spanish Estremadura, neighboring the Alentejo and Beira Baixa, in an investment of over 1.7 billion euros.

With more than 170 years of experience, the Iberdrola group is today the leader in the global energy sector, the first wind generator and one of the largest electric energy companies, in terms of market value, in the world. In addition to the electricity and gas commercialization activity, IBERDROLA has a strong investment program. The Alto Tâmega Hydroelectric Complex and the Figueira da Foz Combined Cycle project, as well as the three wind farms in operation and the Atlantic Romanesque Recovery Plan under way are some examples.

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