Spanish energy company Ibox Energy has been granted a favourable environmental impact statement for some 39 MW of solar projects in the autonomous community of Extremadura.
According to a Monday report by news agency Europa Press, the two photovoltaic (PV) schemes should be able to generate some 140 GWh of clean power per year once completed, or enough to meet the demand of 30,000 local homes.
Located in Badajonz province, the 20-MW Hornachos Solar and the 19-MW Olivenza plants are expected to offset some 36,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. Together, these solar facilities will use 107,532 PV modules.
In April, Ibox Energy -- a joint venture constituted by Ibexia Development and Cox Energy -- broke ground on a 50-MW solar park in Cordoba, scheduled to commence operations in the last quarter of the year.
With an additional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 90-MW PV plant in Ciudad Real, Ibox Energy plans to start construction of more than 200 MW in Spain this year, the report says.