PowerLight to Build 4.8 MW Solar Electric Power Plant in Spain

PowerLight, a subsidiary of SunPower Corporation, announced that its Swiss subsidiary, PowerLight Systems S.A., has entered into an agreement to design and build a solar electric power plant in Llerena, Spain, that is expected to generate approximately 4.8 megawatts (MW) of peak power.

“Spain has one of the best solar resources on Earth and we applaud the government’s active leadership in bringing solar power to market,” said Marco Antonio Northland, PowerLight general manager, Europe. The project will cover an area of approximately 19 hectares, and will use proprietary solar tracking technology developed by PowerLight, which increases annual energy production by up to 22 percent compared with fixed- tilt systems. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of this year. The agreement for the project was made with Agrupacion Solar Llerena-Badajoz 1, A.I.E. and Solarpack Corporacion Tecnologica, S.L. Solarpack is the project developer. “We are looking forward to working with PowerLight to complete this project and deliver emission-free, renewable solar power to the people of Llerena and the surrounding area,” said Jose Galindez, chief executive officer of Solarpack.
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