Spain inaugurates 190 MW of solar plants in Castilla-La Mancha
New photovoltaic plant inauguration in Alcazar de San Juan, Spain
Officials in the Spanish city of Alcazar de San Juan in Castilla-La Mancha inaugurated on Wednesday morning a 190-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power complex.
Grupo Cobra, a subsidiary of Spanish group ACS (BME:ACS), is company in charge of the four PV facilities that make up the complex, which was built at a total cost of EUR 175 million (USD 193.86m).
These PV farms are capable of generating enough power to meet the demand of 30,000 homes, equal to three times the population of Alcazar de San Juan. Together with existing solar thermal power systems, this complex is now the largest of its kind in Spain, the local government said.
During the construction phase, around 600 jobs were created and 20 workers will remain for the subsequent maintenance of the plants.
Cobra intends to continue building solar parks in the municipality, with 250 MW planned for the upcoming years, its president, Eugenio Llorente, noted.