EDF Solar secures PPA for 7 MW project in central Spain

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Galicia-based EDF Solar has announced it has secured a seven-year PPA from an undisclosed buyer for the sale of electricity from a 7 MW PV plant it is developing in Toledo, central Spain.

EDF Solar said the solar facility will cover 40% of the energy needs of a unit of the buyer located near Toledo, and that the project will be built on a 15-hectare site next year.

The solar park will be built with around 21,000 modules with a power output of 335 W, and an efficiency of 18%. It will feature 46 monoaxial trackers.

The plant will be owned and operated by EDF Solar. No further technical or financial details about the project were revealed.

The latest scheme features one of several PPAs for large-scale solar announced in Spain in recent months, the last of which was secured by Germany’s Baywa RE for a 170 MW PV project in Alcalá de Guadaíra, in Andalusia, southern Spain. Another important power supply deal was announced by Spanish developer Cox Energy in March: a long-term PPA for 660 MW of solar power from Spain’s electricity distributor Audax.

According to Spanish solar association UNEF, there are around 24 GW of solar projects under review by environmental and government authorities in Spain.