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Iberdola starts building 50 MW of PV in Andalusia, promises over 1 GW

El Andevalo wind farm in Huelva, Spain. Image by Iberdrola (www.iberdrola.com)

December 10 (Renewables Now) - Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) said Tuesday it kicked off the construction of the 50-MW Andevalo solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Andalusia, while at the same time announcing more than 1,000 MW of new renewable energy projects for Spain’s southern region.

The new PV park will be situated within the Spanish energy giant’s El Andevalo wind complex in Huelva province and begin operations in 2020.

This year, Iberdrola arranged for the output of Andevalo to be supplied to beer producer Heineken Espana for its four factories and offices in Spain. The power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Spanish unit of Heineken NV (AMS:HEIA) will extend to at least 11 years.

Andevalo is Iberdrola’s first PV project in Andalusia, where it operates 856 MW of wind farms. The company also has one wind and several solar projects moving through the administrative pipeline with a combined capacity of more than 1,000 MW in Andalusia.

If Iberdrola succeeds in securing the green light for them, the new capacity would be constructed across five provinces in Andalusia sometime in 2020 and 2021. A summary of Iberdrola’s new projects in Andalusia is presented below:

Province: Capacity: Technology:
Huelva 420 MW PV
Seville 150 MW PV
Granada 300 MW PV
Cadiz 30 MW PV
Malaga 210 MW PV
36 MW wind
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