The 50-MWp La Cabrita solar park in Spain. Image by Steag GmbH.
A unit of German power group Steag GmbH has completed a 30-MWp solar project in Spain's Andalusia region following another 50-MWp solar plant that was commissioned in the region last year.
The solar plants were built by Steag's Spanish unit SENS Iberica and its partner Aurinka International on behalf of German asset manager Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH, the German group said last week.
The two sites include the 50-MWp La Cabrita solar plant and the EGA plant with a capacity of 30 MWp, both located in the Tabernas desert near the southern Spanish city of Almeria. The two plans are expected to produce around 160 GWh of clean power per year, offsetting some 75,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
The projects are part of a larger pipeline with a planned total capacity of 180 MWp which SENS and Aurinka are currently realising.
The next project in the pipeline is the Tabernas II with a planned capacity of 50 MWp which is currently under construction. The deployment of a further 50 MWp will follow this year.
SENS and Aurinca are acting as EPC service providers for the projects and will also be in charge of the maintenance of the assets.
In the next few months, SENS plans to significantly intensify its operations in Spain, both in the area of large-scale plants and in the commercial and industrial segment as well as related technologies, said managing director Andre Kremer.
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