Madrid, Spain [RenewableEnergyAcccess.com] Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion will build a 10-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power station on a 60-hectare site in Spain’s western province of Caceres. The Talayuela PV station will take ten months to build and is scheduled to go online in the first quarter of 2008.Under the terms of the contract, the company will deliver the plant on a turnkey basis at two sites. They each will supply 5 MW of nominal power: 50 plants of 100 kilowatt (kW) with silicon-crystal PV panels installed on double-axis solar trackers.
The Talayuela solar park is Iberinco’s second solar PV project; it recently won a contract to build a 11.65 MW PV facility in Soria. At the close of 2006, the company’s project portfolio was worth Euro 2.5 billion [US$3.3 billion].
Iberinco engineering division currently has brought 8.2 MW of solar power online in the last few years, with another 21 MW in the pipeline. In addition to Spain, Iberinco operates in Greece, Italy, France and the U.S., all countries with great PV growth potential.