Spain-based solar energy developer X-Elio plans to build a 120-MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Spanish province of Alicante.
X-Elio will invest close to EUR 100 million (USD 99.3m) in the solar project which will be located in the municipality of Villena.
The scheme has received a favourable environmental impact assessment from the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, the developer said on Monday.
Named La Atalaya, the solar plant should be able to produce 226,231 MWh during its first year, or enough to meet the demand of over 65,000 local homes. It will create nearly 200 jobs.
X-Elio noted it will place most of La Atalaya’s interior evacuation line underground, thus minimising the environmental impact.
In addition, the company is developing a series of initiatives to support the local community, such as shrub vegetation screens and control and monitoring of animal populations.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 0.993)
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