Kyoto, Japan [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Kyocera Corporation has supplied more than 39 megawatts (MW) of solar modules for two newly completed large-scale solar power plants in Spain. Kyocera supplied its multicrystalline solar modules to Avanzalia — a renewable energy developer based in Spain.
Avanzalia has inaugurated two new solar power plants in the Castile-La Mancha region of central Spain, Dulcinea in Cuenca, and Don Quijote in Ciudad Real.
Kyocera modules, equal to 39.3 MW, have been installed and are currently operating. The power generated from these two solar plants combined provides enough electricity for approximately 17,700 average households in Spain, with the solar modules covering a total area of 338,581m². More details about the projects are listed below.
Planta Solar de Dulcinea
- Total capacity: 31.8MW
- Installation area: 230,324m²
- Kyocera modules: 28.8MW
- Quantity & type of modules: 140,426 total (71,654 200W, 11,088 205W, 57,684 210W)
Planta Solar de Don Quijote
- Total capacity: 15.5MW
- Installation area: 108,257m²
- Kyocera modules: 10.5MW
- Quantity & type of modules: 50,004 total (54 200W, 49,950 210W)
In order to build the infrastructure to support targets of producing 650MW/year of solar cells by March 2012, Kyocera is planning to start operation of a newly constructed solar cell production plant in Japan in spring of 2010. Kyocera said that it will continue to expand production capability at its 4 regional solar module assembly plants located in Japan, Czech Republic, Mexico and China.