Greenalia, an independent renewable energy company, is planning to build 410 MW of solar capacity in Andalusia, Spain distributed across nine projects. In the municipality of Marmolejo, Jaen province, the company is expected to invest close to $283 million in constructing the Guadame I-V, Zumajo I-II, and Marmolejo Solar I-II projects.
The Guadame and Zumajo projects will each have 50 MW capacity, while the Marmolejo projects will each have a 30 MW capacity. These nine solar parks are estimated to generate enough renewable energy to meet the energy needs of more than 164,000 houses and offset 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions once they are fully operational. Aside from the Jaén projects, the company is working on the El Tranco Solar Plant in the Andalusian province of Almeria, in the Lubrn Municipality. The associated environmental impact statement is currently pending, as is the Quintos Solar Plant, which is also in the public exhibition phase.
In 2020, Greenalia planned to develop four new offshore wind power plants in Spain and also filed the project and environmental planning applications. These projects with a total installed power capacity of 200 MW would be located in the vicinity of its 50 MW GOFIO offshore wind farm coming up near Canary Islands. The company had launched the permitting process for the GOFIO offshore wind farm earlier this year.
REGlobal’s Views: Spain, with its high renewable energy potential, is a sought after destination for solar power deployment attracting independent power producers to set up capacities.