We build our first photovoltaic plant in Murcia and reach 7 million photovoltaic modules installed in Spain
- The new facility, located between Yecla and Jumilla, will have a capacity of 50 megawatts and will allow the generation of clean energy to supply 25,000 homes a year
- The construction of this renewable project, with an investment of €30 million, is expected to generate 250 jobs during peak work periods and will prevent the emission of 15,000 tonnes of CO2
- The company has reached the milestone of 7 million photovoltaic modules assembled in its plants in Spain at the Murcian facility.
Iberdrola España has begun construction of its first photovoltaic plant in the Region of Murcia. The facility, called FV PeñarrubiaExternal link, opens in new window. and located between Yecla and Jumilla, will have a capacity of 50 megawatts (MW) and will produce clean energy to supply more than 25,000 homes per year.
The photovoltaic project, which will involve an investment of around €30 million, will consist of more than 90,000 photovoltaic modules that will generate more than 86,000 megawatt hours per year and will contribute, once commissioned in the coming months, to avoiding the emission of 15,000 tonnes of CO2. During the construction of the Peñarrubia photovoltaic plant, the company has reached the milestone of 7 million photovoltaic modules installed at its photovoltaic plants in Spain.
The construction of the 100% renewable facility is going to stimulate the local and regional business fabric, as it has been necessary to hire up to 250 workers during peak work periods, most of them from the area, and companies from the Altiplano and the surrounding area such as AG Soldaduras, Recuperaciones Lorente, Prometal, Marber Cerramientos, Maisi, Hidro Abellán, among others, are being employed, thus contributing to the economic development of the region.
Iberdrola promotes renewable energies as a driver of development in the areas in which they are implemented and fully integrates the conservation of the biological biodiversity of ecosystems into its strategy, thereby demonstrating that the supply of competitive, clean, and sustainable energy can coexist effectively with environmental balance.
For this reason, the company plans to implement a series of environmental measures to promote the steppe habitat and its native species, including the construction of vivariums and shelters in the vicinity of the plant to favour the rabbit, which is the main prey species for birds of prey in the area, the adaptation of an old farmhouse as a nesting-house to favour the kestrel and the creation of five stone structures with the installation of nesting boxes inside them to encourage the nesting of owls and other birds.
Agricultural practices compatible with the common stone curlew and the harrier will also be encouraged in the surrounding area, consisting of leguminous crops, cereals and fallow land, which will be rotated every two or three years, and the plant's installations will be integrated into the environment by means of biological corridors made up of native plant species, which will be interconnected with the territory to encourage the movement of the fauna.
Iberdrola's 7 millonth photovoltaic module in spain
During the construction of FV Peñarrubia, Iberdrola has reached the milestone of 7 million photovoltaic modules installed at its photovoltaic plants in Spain. The company has been leading the energy transition for two decades, acting as a key driving force in the transformation of the industrial fabric, the economy and employment.
To do this, Iberdrola has launched a historic investment planExternal link, opens in new window. of €47 billion between 2023 and 2025, with which it intends to increase its renewable capacity, its smart grids and take advantage of the opportunities of the energy revolution facing the world's leading economies.
In Spain, investments to 2025 amount to €6 billion, mainly earmarked for the deployment of renewables and smart grids. Iberdrola is currently reaffirming its commitment to the energy transition in Spain as a leader in renewable energies, with almost 20,000 MW of renewable energy in the country.
After investments of €140 billion over the last twenty years, the group is a leader in renewable energy with almost 40,000 MW installed worldwide, a volume that makes its electricity generation network one of the cleanest in the energy sector.