Eiffage Energia Begins Building 40-MW Solar Project in Portugal
Eiffage Energia, the Spanish subsidiary of the French electrical engineering firm Eiffage Energie Systemes, has begun construction on a 40 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Portugal.
The Palmela solar facility is being constructed on behalf of NextPower III ESG (NPIII ESG), a private solar fund administered by NextEnergy Capital of London.
Eiffage Energia announced Thursday that it has begun building fencing and trenches, performing earthwork and laying underground wires at the Pinhal Novo site.
With 74,124 PV modules and five 6.5-MVA transformation centres, Palmela should be able to generate sufficient clean electricity to cover the needs of over 22,000 people.
It is the second solar project that Eiffage Energia is constructing in Portugal for NextEnergy. The Spanish company has already completed construction on the 17-MW Paderne Park on Lisbon's outskirts. Once operational, this PV project will offer approximately 9,000 people renewable energy.
Source: Renewables Now