Iberdrola Invests EUR 180 Million to Develop Four New Photovoltaic Plants

July 30, 2020 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

Iberdrola is making progress on the most ambitious renewables investment plan in Extremadura and Spain, after obtaining the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for four photovoltaic plants in the province of Cáceres, with a total capacity of 300 MW: three of them are part of the Arañuelo Complex and amount to a total of 150 megawatts (MW) and the fourth, also located in the province of Cáceres, is the Arenales photovoltaic facility, with another 150 MW of installed capacity.

Located in the Almaraz region, the Arañuelo I, II and III plants, with 50 MW each, will consist of 12,514 fixed structures and 366,180 solar panels. The project also includes an energy storage system involving the use of an innovative battery. The Arenales photovoltaic plant, with an installed capacity of 150 MW, will consist of 390,840 solar panels. The joint investment in these projects amounts to 180 million euros.

More than 1,000 professionals will be involved in their construction during peak periods and there will be a large amount of local involvement, with the participation of companies such as Ecoenergias for the engineering and environmental work and Imedexa for the supply of high-voltage pylons.

These four new projects are in addition to the two plants that Iberdrola will develop in the municipality of Cedillo – Majada Alta and San Antonio – with a joint installed capacity of 100 MW, for which it has already obtained the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The construction works for all these projects will be activated once the administrative authorisations and building permits are obtained.