Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park

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Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park
Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park is located in Spain
Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park
Location of Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park
Official name Parque Fotovoltaico Olmedilla de Alarcón
Country Spain
Location Olmedilla de Alarcón
Coordinates 39°37′43″N 02°04′37″W / 39.62861°N 2.07694°W / 39.62861; -2.07694Coordinates: 39°37′43″N 02°04′37″W / 39.62861°N 2.07694°W / 39.62861; -2.07694
Status Operational
Commission date July 2008
Construction cost €384 million
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Power generation
Units operational 270,000
Nameplate capacity 60 MW

The Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park is a large photovoltaic power plant in Olmedilla de Alarcón, Spain. When completed in July 2008, it was the world's largest photovoltaic power plant.[1][2] The plant uses more than 270,000 solar photovoltaic panels to generate 60-85 megawatts (peak).[3] It produces enough electricity to power more than 40,000 homes.[4]

Construction of the plant cost €384 million (US$530 million).[1][5]

Olmedilla was built with conventional solar panels, which are made with silicon wafers.

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  1. ^ a b Mims, Christopher (2009-06-04). "Slide Show: The World's 10 Largest Renewable Energy Projects". Scientific American. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Solar Energy Country Notes update". Survey of Energy Resources Interim Update 2009. World Energy Council. 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  3. ^ Al Gore (2009). Our Choice, p. 65.
  4. ^ Giant Solar Park
  5. ^ "Olmedilla de Alarcón (España)". Nobesol. Retrieved 2010-12-04.