Lightsource bp has launched its flagship solar energy project in Spain with a total capacity of 247 MW.
The entire electricity production from the five-project cluster in Zaragoza will be delivered to bp’s European electricity trading team as part of a long-term electricity purchase agreement (PPA).
The Vendimia project consists of around 615,000 bifacial solar panels that generate green electricity equivalent to the electricity of more than 107,000 local households.
The solar modules were installed on more than 650 acres of land using multi-row tracker technology so that the modules follow the sun and maximize the efficiency of power generation.
Carlos Barassa, Head of Country for bp Spain, said: âThe Vendimia solar project that we are inaugurating today in Zaragoza is a great example of fulfilling bp’s ambitions in transitioning to an integrated energy company and helping to build a low carbon future. â
Lightsource bp expects to get a further 148.5 MW solar power projects under construction throughout Aragon this year.
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