Nordic Solar starts building 53-MW solar farm in Spain

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Nordic Solar has announced the start of construction on the 53-MWp solar park, spreading its portfolio in the country, which currently includes two operational solar farms with a joint capacity of 15 MWp. The park is located in central Spain, approximately 100 km north of Madrid near Segovia in Eresma, and is planned to be connected to the grid towards the end of 2024. The company estimates that the park will be able to produce enough power to supply about 28,000 households, fulfilling its ambitious goal for 2024.

In collaboration with the Spanish development partner and turnkey contractor Elecno SA, the company has performed the development process until ready-to-build status and is now in charge of the project’s construction and engineering procurement. To ensure optimization of energy production, the solar park is being equipped with a tracker system that follows the direction of the sun in the sky.

According to Nordic’s latest quarterly results, the company, by the end of the third quarter of 2023, had 390 MWp of operational solar capacity across Europe.

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Nikolaj Holtet Hoff, CEO of Nordic Solar, highlighted the company’s strong focus on the execution of their development projects, which truly create value and contribute to the transition to renewable energy from the solar park generated from solar energy to the community’s benefit.

With two solar parks already in operation in Spain, i.e Beniarbeig and Rixiraba, with a joint production capacity of 15 MWp, the addition of the Eresma park will bring the total to 68 MWp in the Spanish market, where solar energy is rapidly gaining ground.

Nordic Solar has been on the Spanish market since 2011 and, with the new solar park, which spreads over 120 hectares, the company is launching its first construction ever in the area.

According to Holger Bang, CIO of Nordic Solar, the Eresma area, which is flat and easily absorbs solar radiation, coupled with extensive hours of sunshine, is an ideal location for the production of solar energy.