Iberdrola commissions Spain's 1st solar-plus-storage plant

Aranuelo III solar farm. Image by Iberdrola (www.iberdrola.com)

September 16 (Renewables Now) - Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) said Thursday that it has commissioned its 40-MW Aranuelo III solar farm, the first in Spain to incorporate an energy storage system.

The plant is equipped with a 3-MW/9-MWh battery.

The solar-plus-storage installation is located in the municipality of Romangordo, Extremadura region, and forms part of the Campo Aranuelo complex. The EUR-80-million (USD 94m) complex features Aranuelo I, II and III solar PV farms with a combined installed capacity of 143 MW, Iberdrola said.

Now fully in operation, the Campo Aranuelo complex can generate enough electricity to power some 65,000 homes per year.

Iberdrola said that it has commissioned over 1,500 MW of renewable energy projects in Spain over the past year, and is currently building further 1,700 MW in the home country.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.177)

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