Iberdrola to build a massive solar power plant in Spain

Spanish electricity supplier Iberdrola has started work on a new 500-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant in Badajoz, Spain.

The new facility will use 1.5 million solar panels spread across a 1,000-hectare site at a cost of 300 million euros ($340m).

Once the plant is up and running in 2020 it will be able to produce enough electricity for 250,000 people.

“As costs have come down, and technology has matured, it is clear that solar is going to be a pivotal technology in the energy transition,” Iberdrola’s chairman, Ignacio Galan, said in a statement.

“Our extensive experience in developing renewable energy means that we are well-placed to integrate this technology into our global portfolio,” he added.

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