SOLAR POWER PLANTS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS

The Canary Islands take their first steps in solar power generation for Iberdrola España with the Llanos Pelaos III plant

Due to its geographical location, the Canary Islands is a region rich in natural resources, some of which can be transformed into clean energy. In 2019, Iberdrola España installed its first Canary Islands wind farm to transform wind into energy; from 2023, the installation of the company's first solar plant will also enable it to take advantage of the abundant amount of sunlight the region enjoys.

Llanos Pelaos III photovoltaic plant

Solar power plants in Canary Islands

Number of solar power plants 1
Total installed capacity 7 MW
Number of household benefited 4.000
Year of first installation 2023

With the construction of facilities that allow us to take advantage of new sources of clean energy, at Iberdrola España we reaffirm our commitment to progress towards the energy transition and consolidate our commitment to solar energy, a 100% renewable and non-polluting source of energy to which we already allocate 24% of our investments to renewables.


Solar power plants in Las Palmas

Las Palmas was the province chosen by Iberdrola España for the installation of its first photovoltaic plant in the Canary Islands: the Llanos Pelaos III solar plant.

Llanos Pelaos III solar plant

Located in the capital of Fuerteventura, Puerto del Rosario, the Llanos Pelaos III solar plant has a capacity of 7 MW, enough to cover the needs of 4,000 homes per year. It consists of 12,700 modules with trackers and, by transforming solar radiation into energy, it has avoided the emission of 7,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year since its construction. Its construction involved an investment of €7 million for Iberdrola España, which has helped to boost the local economy.

Before and during the construction of this plant, Iberdrola España took a series of measures to protect biodiversity. It built shelters for insects, reptiles and micro-mammals - rodents, hares, rabbits and bats, among others - and provided nesting boxes and roosts for birds. In this way, Iberdrola España demonstrated that, by taking the right measures, renewable installations are fully compatible with the preservation of biodiversity.

RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN THE CANARY ISLANDS

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