Solar

EDF Opens 11.4-MW Solar Power Plant

EDF Energies Nouvelles took another big step into the solar market this week when it commissioned its Casatejada solar photovoltaic power plant in Spain.

Located in the Extremadura region, in the south-west of Spain, the Casatejada plant has an installed capacity of 11.4 megawatts (MW). The facility is ground-based and is equipped with 152,400 photovoltaic panels, based on thin-film technology, supplied by First Solar.

The Casatejada power plant is 90%-owned by the EDF Energies Nouvelles group through Fotosolar, its local solar energy subsidiary. Following the recent commissioning of the 10.5-MW solar power plant at La Roseraye on Reunion Island, the group’s solar energy capacity in Spain now stands at 18.1 MW. EDF also recently commisioned a 23.4-MW solar system called Arnprior, which was built in Canada.