China's GCL SI to soon ship modules for 500-MW PV megaproject in Spain

The Nunez de Balboa solar plant, currently under construction in Extremadura, Spain. Source: Iberdrola

November 14 (Renewables Now) - China’s GCL System Integration Technology Co Ltd (SHE:002506), also known as GCL SI, said Wednesday it will deliver solar modules to the 500-MW Nunez de Balboa photovoltaic (PV) project in Spain in December.

The company said it secured the right to supply 150 MW of capacity through a competitive bidding process this March. Next month, it will provide 72 polycrystalline products with three varying grades of capacity.

Nunez de Balboa is a utility-scale solar project promoted by Spanish energy company Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) with an investment of around EUR 290 million (USD 319.1m). It is often regarded as Europe’s largest PV project under construction.

The solar farm will stretch across close to 1,000 hectares (2471.1 acres) of land in the Spanish region of Extremadura. Construction commenced in March, while commissioning is scheduled for 2020.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.10)

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