Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of renewable utility-scale projects headquartered in Spain and part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, announced that it has reached financial close for the 50 MW dc La Solanilla Solar Farm in Trujillo, in the Spanish province of Cáceres.
Renewable energy multinational corporation OPDEnergy, headquartered in Spain, announced on November 15 that it will build various photovoltaic solar projects located in Spain, Chile and Mexico next year totalling 500 MW. The investment required for these projects will be of approximately 500 million Euros, financed through the Project Finance Scheme with various financial institutions.
Solarcentury, a British solar power company, has received the go ahead from the Spanish regional government in Andalucia to construct four solar parks in Alcala de Guadaira, Seville, Spain. The projects are known as “Cerrado Cabrera”, “El primo Alemán”, “Hazas de los sesenta” and “Los Gonzalez” and will produce enough electricity to power 105,000 households.
Spanish power utility Iberdrola has agreed to divest its solar thermal power asset located in the town of Puertollano, Ciudad Real (Spain) by selling it to pulp and renewable biomass energy producer Ence Energía, S.L.U. The transaction involves the sale of 90% of the shares in Iberdrola Energía Solar de Puertollano, S.A., the company which owns the 50-megawatt (MW) solar thermal generation unit.
Research group in applied electrochemistry and electrocatalysis at the University of Alicante in Spain announced that they have developed a stand-alone system for desalinating and treating water through electrodialysis. The system is directly powered by solar energy and can be applied in off-grid areas.