February 18 (Renewables Now) - Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) has initiated the construction of a 50-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Spanish region of Aragon.
The Spanish power utility said today it will install 142,740 monocrystalline silicon cell PV modules on fixed mounts at a site in the municipality of Azaila, in Teruel province.
The project will be finalised by the end of 2020.
Once in operation, the unnamed solar farm will generate enough electricity to power up more than 24,000 homes per year while avoiding the emission of around 19,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.
The project will be the first time Iberdrola brings solar to its generation portfolio in Aragon, where it operates more than 360 MW of wind and hydropower. The company recently commissioned its 23-MW El Pradillo wind farm in the region and started building the 48.5-MW Puylobo wind project.