Guadarranque Solar Power Plant

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Guadarranque Solar Power Plant
Official nameParque Solar Guadarranque
Coordinates36°11′35″N 5°25′05″W / 36.193°N 5.418°W / 36.193; -5.418Coordinates: 36°11′35″N 5°25′05″W / 36.193°N 5.418°W / 36.193; -5.418
Commission dateSeptember 2008
Construction cost€90 million
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Power generation
Units operational67,650
Nameplate capacity12.3 MW
Planned: 20.1 MW
Annual net output24 GWh

Guadarranque solar power plant (also known as Cádiz solar power plant, Spanish: Parque Solar Guadarranque, or Planta Solar Guadarranque) is a photovoltaic solar power plant in the Guadarranque industrial park in San Roque, Cádiz, Spain. The plant is owned and operated by Endesa.[1][2]

In 2007, Endesa received a municipal permit to build a 20.1 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power plant.[1] Construction on the first stage of the plant began in July 2007 and was finished in September 2008.[1][3] The first stage has installed capacity of 12.3 MW and it covers 37 hectares (91 acres).[1] It consists of 123 photovoltaic installations, each including 550 220-watt solar panels.[2] The first stage cost €90 million and its annual generation is estimated about 24 GWh.[2][3]

Electricity production at the plant will increase during the summer months due to the higher number of daylight hours. This will help to meet the significant rise in power demand in Andalusia in the summer.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Endesa to Build 20.1MW Solar Energy Plant in Spain". 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  2. ^ a b c "Endesa Opens 12.3-MW Solar Plant". 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  3. ^ a b "Endesa Inaugurates Guadarranque Solar Energy Plant". Datamonitor. RedOrbit, Inc. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  4. ^ "Endesa to Construct Spain's Largest Solar Energy Plant". Datamonitor. RedOrbit, Inc. 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2010-12-25.