Iberdrola to launch 1.4 GW of solar in Spain in 2022

Technician at an Iberdrola solar farm. Image by Iberdrola (www.iberdrola.com)

August 25 (Renewables Now) - Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) said on Thursday that it is preparing to install some 1,400 MW of new solar power in various regions of Spain over the coming months.

It said that it is currently building around 550 MW across 12 solar farms, and expects to start construction works on 873 MW more this year.

Half of the capacity under construction will be located in Spain’s western region of Extremadura, where Iberdrola just started commissioning a pair of solar farms totalling 100 MW. The ongoing projects in the region are the Almaraz I and II of 80 MW and the 200-MW Tagus solar complex.

Elsewhere in Spain, the company is installing six solar farms with a combined capacity of 271 MW, it said.

Iberdrola arrived at the end of June with over 2,200 MW of solar PV capacity installed in Spain, or 800 MW more compared to what it had at the same time a year ago.

The new capacity enabled the company to boost solar power production by 125% year-on-year to 1,067 GWh between January and June. For a combined-cycle gas plant to produce this much power, it would require around 184 million cubic metres of gas, according to Iberdrola.

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