Spain is certainly making the most out of its vibrant sunshine as the local arm of French power utility provider Engie opened the doors to its newest solar generation complex in Andalusia.
Engie Espana, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Engie SA operating in Spain, formally inaugurated its new facility on Monday, January 22nd. The new complex is expected to generate up to 72 megawatts of solar-sourced electrical power. The company served as the primary investor, as well as the overall asset and power manager, builder, and developer for the initiative.
According to an official statement, the company invested nearly $45.5 million in the project which is located in the town of Huevar del Aljarafe in the Andalusian province of Seville. Measuring 150 hectares, the operational part of the project consists of two solar farms capable of generating up to 36 megawatts each.
Just last year, Engie Espana bought out Spanish developer Greenalia’s portfolios in Galicia and Andalusia. This is made up of several projects which could generate up to 182 megawatts of renewable energy. The company hopes to bring all these online by 2025.