Iberdrola, a Spanish energy company, has started commissioning two solar power facilities in Extremadura, a part of western Spain bordering Portugal. The Majada Alta and San Antonio power plants are in Cedillo, Cáceres. The two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants will have a combined capacity of 100 MW, which is sufficient to power 45,000 households.

The facilities will have up to 250,000 solar panels installed throughout, which can generate 156,000 MWh of green electricity and eliminate nearly 28,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. With the two solar power plants now operational, Iberdrola currently has 20 renewable energy facilities in Extremadura. Furthermore, the company stated that a substation encapsulated within a container had been positioned on a six-metre-deep structure, through which all the wires connecting the power source to the grid were linked.

Earlier this month, Iberdrola began operations at the Francisco Pizarro solar PV plant in Extremadura, Spain. The 590 MW solar project is situated between the municipalities of Torrecillas de la Tiesta and Aldeacentenera (Cáceres). Built with an investment of more than €300 million, the Francisco Pizarro solar facility is equipped with approximately 1.5 million solar PV modules.