February 21 (Renewables Now) – Solarcentury has signed a Local Employment Agreement with Raul Miranda, the mayor of the Spanish town of Talayuela, which will result in the creation of at least 100 jobs during the construction of the 300-MWp solar farm that the UK company plans to build in the vicinity.
Solarcentury said Wednesday that new full-time engineering and construction jobs would be available for the Talayuela Solar project, with the local residents and the unemployed having a priority in the hiring process.
Talayuela Solar is owned 80/20 between German solar and wind park operator Encavis AG (ETR:CAP) and Solarcentury. The plant will be built without subsidies under a power purchase agreement (PPA) model.
Electricity generated by the plant will be initially acquired for a fixed price over a ten-year period by an undisclosed customer, described as “highly creditworthy”.
Solarcentury expects to connect Talayuela Solar to the grid during the first half of 2020.