January 8 (Renewables Now) - Spain's autonomous community of Castilla La Mancha has approved the construction of a 50-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in El Carpio de Tajo, Toledo province.
By design, the solar power plant will comprise 158,400 photovoltaic modules of 315 W each. The total investment in the project will exceed EUR 33 million (USD 39.7m), the local government said.
Castilla La Mancha currently has 8,723 MW of installed power capacity, and renewable energy sources make up 68% of it. The region is also a leader among autonomous communities in Spain in terms of installed PV capacity.
This year, the regional government plans to further allocate EUR 4.5 million to improve energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energy and to projects focused on the reduction of pollutant emissions into the atmosphere.
(EUR 1 = USD 1.20)