Tentusol to build 250 MW PV plant in Cadiz, Spain

Spanish group Tentusol on Monday unveiled plans for a 250 MW non-subsidized photovoltaic project in the Spanish province of Cadiz, the first phase of which is expected to be connected to the grid in 2015, according to news agency Europa Press.

The €275 million project will be built in five separate 50 MW blocks and is expected to be connected to the grid in phases between 2015 and 2017.

In Valencia, meanwhile, a real estate company is in negotiations with agricultural landowners to acquire 1.3 million square meters of olive groves, which it plans to transform into a €35 million large-scale photovoltaic plant.

Construction company Actuaciones Públicas y Civiles originally announced the project in 2008 but later halted its plans following the suspension of renewable energy subsidies. The revived project is now expected to go online in 2015.

Last year the Spanish government terminated the country’s feed-in-tariff scheme for new photovoltaic plants. Since then, however, developers have announced a number of non-subsidized large-scale projects totaling several gigawatts of power, many of which are expected to be connected to the grid in 2015 or later.

Spain has also seen a number of smaller photovoltaic installations for self-consumption connected to the grid in recent months that sell excess power at market rates.