Seville, Spain [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] At the end of September, Concentrix Solar GmbH and Abengoa Solar successfully connected a 2-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to the public utility grid in Spain. The project falls under the still valid version of the Real Decreto 661/2007, the first Spanish feed-in tariff law.
Concentrix’s power station is installed in Sanlúcar la Mayor near Seville and includes both flat silicon-based modules and concentrating PV modules that are mounted on tracking systems. It is the first combination power plant of this kind, Concentrix said in a statement.
The systems are installed on property that is owned by Abengoa Solar. By the year 2013, a total capacity of 300 MW is expected to be installed at the site. Fernando Celaya, PV director at Abengoa Solar, said that he is is happy about the successful cooperation.
“Concentrix Solar achieves an impressive efficiency with its technology. The excellent results of the test trackers on our test fields have reinforced our decision to use the technology from Concentrix Solar in the 2 MW project in Casaquemada,” he said.