Europe launches its largest solar energy plant


Iberdrola finalizes the construction of the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe within one year

GO ECO GREEN21. Europe’s biggest photovoltaic plant has already been finalized. Iberdrola has completed in record time, in just one year, construction of the Núñez de Balboa project, which recently obtained its commissioning permit from the Ministry for Ecological Transition and for which Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the national grid, has started energisation tests. Based on these processes, the plant is forecast to start operations in the first quarter of 2020.With the completion of Núñez de Balboa, with an installed capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) and an investment of nearly 300 million euros, Iberdrola moves forward in its plan to relaunch green energy in Spain, which envisages the installation of 3,000 MW by 2022, with Extremadura at the centre of its strategy.Núñez de Balboa extends over an area of some 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres) straddling…

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