Iberdrola has already completed the construction of the Algeruz II solar photovoltaic plant, its solar plant in Portugal and also the first of seven projects that the Spanish company will develop in the first country as part of the solar capacity auction held in 2019.
Located in the district of Setúbal and with an installed capacity of 27.35 MW (megawatts), a photovoltaic plant Algeruz II will produce enough clean energy to supply more than 11,000 homes and avoid the emission of 13,400 tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) energy, Iberdrola said in a statement.
The plant has more than 50 thousand photovoltaic panels and represents an investment of 17.8 million euros.
It is one of four solar projects whose construction Iberdrola launched earlier this year. In the case of Algeruz II’s work, there were more than 200 workers at the peak of the construction of the plant.
Iberdrola was the biggest bidder, in number of lots, in the 2019 solar auction in Portugal, with a total of 7 photovoltaics, three of the projects under construction and expected to start commercial operation during this year. These are the photovoltaic plants Conde (13.51 MW), Alcochete I (32.89 MW) and Alcochete II (12.72 MW), also located in the district of Setúbal.
“The Alcochete I and II projects will have bifacial technology, which maximizes energy production”, notes Iberdrola in its statement.
In addition, the Montechoro I (11.57 MW), Montechoro II (24.5 MW) and Carregado (64.1 MW) projects, awarded in the same auction, are in the process of approving the construction license and are scheduled for 2023. , when Iberdrola’s photovoltaic capacity in Portugal totals 187 MW, says the company.
When the first phase of the Tâmegaólica hydroelectric complex was inaugurated, in which it invested 1,500 million euros, Iberdrola announced that it intends to invest another 1,500 million euros in clean energy in Portugal, which includes not only energy and solar, but also in green.
In addition to this new commitment to solar power plants, Iberdrola was already present in renewable energies in Portugal with a portfolio of wind farms totaling 92 MW of power.