January 16 (Renewables Now) - UK g Solarcentury and its German partner Encavis AG (ETR:CAP) have formally launched construction of their 300-MW Talayuela Solar project in Spain’s Extremadura region.
The EUR-225-million (USD 251m) project will be built without public subsidies, supported only by a ten-year financial power purchase agreement (PPA) with an undisclosed party.
Solarcentury said Wednesday the Talayuela solar park will use 977,000 modules anchored to the ground to avoid the need for concrete foundations.
The project site spans 822 hectares of land, or 1,644 football fields, part of which will serve as a native flora and wildlife sanctuary, with the UK solar power company committing to plant 1,600 holm oak trees.
The implementation stage is expected to create direct jobs for up to 400 people at its peak, with at least 100 of them recruited from the nearby town of Talayuela.
The PV park is expected to go online in the second half of 2020.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.116)