The commissioning phase of the 590MW Francisco Pizarro project in Extremadura, Spain, has started, according to Iberdrola.
The project, according to the developer, will be Iberdrola’s and Europe’s largest photovoltaic installation, respectively.
The Francisco Pizarro project, which is situated between the towns of Torrecillas de la Tiesta and Aldeacentenera, is made up of about 1.5 million photovoltaic modules and will provide enough clean energy to power more than 334,000 homes.
During the project’s busiest construction phases, more than 1,500 jobs were generated, 60% of which were filled by local workers at a cost of more than €300 million.
Through PPAs with top firms across many industries, Iberdrola has ensured the project’s viability and will provide 100% renewable electricity to Danone, Bayer, and PepsiCo to meet the energy needs of their facilities in Spain.
These agreements give investors security and are now the best tool for controlling the electricity supply for major customers who are committed to speeding the energy transition to lessen reliance on fossil fuels and who are committed to clean and sustainable consumption.