Univergy to install 400 MW of solar in northwestern Spain

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From pv magazine Spain.

Spanish-Japanese company Univergy has secured the permits for two PV plants in the northwestern Spanish province of Palencia. The company said in a press release, project sites have been identified in the municipalities of Grijota and Herrera de Pisuerga.

The company is proposing a 25-year rental agreement to the landowners so the plants – which will have a combined capacity of 400 MW – may supply power to the Spanish grid from 2020.

The surface area of the two facilities will be 400 hectares, according to Univergy director of business of Juan Felipe Pérez. “We are looking for a configuration that is most suitable for solar parks and for the evacuation of energy being well achieved,” he said.

The installation of the plants will create up to 100 jobs during the construction phase, and once the infrastructure is complete, will require five maintenance managers.

The company also plans to build solar pumping facilities in the province of Palencia, which will begin to be installed “soon”, according to the statement.