January 17 (Renewables Now) – Spanish civil engineering group Aldesa is one step closer to building two 24-MW photovoltaic (PV) projects in Spain’s Extremadura region, having received a positive environmental impact assessment from the local government.
Extremadura’s department of rural development and territory published reports on both projects this Monday saying that the land on which the plants would be built had no urban use. The reports also contain the proposal of several preventive measures for the protection of the vegetation, wildlife, water and soil.
The two plants, dubbed FV San Jorge and FV Burguillos, will be approximately the same size each, comprising 71,640 solar panels of 335 Wp.
Aldesa will invest close to EUR 40 million (USD 45.6m) in both projects, local media said, adding that the company had abandoned earlier plans to build wind farms on the same locations.
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