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    Amareleja Photovoltaic Plant

    When ACCIONA Energy grid connected the Amareleja solar plant (Portugal) in 2008 it successfully overcame the challenge of installing the biggest photovoltaic plant to date, in a record 13 months. A clear demonstration of the company’s technological capacity.

    ACCIONA was a pioneer when it built the 45.78 MWp Amareleja plant, one of the biggest in the world equipped with tracking throughout the solar field when it was installed.

    It has 2,520 solar trackers (proprietary technology) that incorporate 262,080 photovoltaic modules. These produce around 93 GWh per year, equivalent to the demand from around 30,000 homes.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Amareleja, Moura (Portugal).
    Peak capacity
    45.78 MWp.
    Technology
    Photovoltaic solar with azimuthal tracking.
    Start-up
    2008.
    Owners
    ACCIONA Energy (66%), Mitsubishi Corporation (34%).

    Key Points

    • Average annual production: 93 GWh.
    • Clean energy equivalent to the demand from 30,000 Portuguese homes.
    • 262,080 photovoltaic modules.
    • 2,520 azimuthal solar trackers covering 141 m2 (unit area).
    • 89,000 metric tons of CO2 avoided annually.
    • 250-hectare site.
    • Local development in an economically depressed area.
    • Construction in record time: 13 months.

     

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