Saturday, February 16, 2008

Largest Solar Plant Opens in Spain - On 1,000,000 Square Meters of Deforested Land

Spain (TGW) – The world’s highest capacity photovoltaic plant, and the most efficient to date, opened in southern Spain recently, with a peak power of 20 megawatts.

120,000 solar panels are grouped into 200 separate photovoltaic arrays each of which is owned by separate investors.

It’s expected to generate an estimated annual income of $28 million and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 42000 tons a year.

The plant covers an area of over 1,000,000 square meters, and its location has caused some controversy: the panels are in the middle of a cleared forest.

Via :: Technology For Life