Iberdrola has begun construction work at two solar projects in Portugal, totalling around 37MW. Installation work is now progressing at the Montechoro 1 (11.57MW) and Montechoro 2 (25MW) photovoltaic plants near the town of Albufeira, in southern Portugal. More than 64,500 bifacial panels will be installed across both sites. The solar farms are to be operational later this year. Construction will entail up to 200 mostly local jobs during peak construction.
Over the next few years, Iberdrola plans to invest €3bn in wind and solar energy in Portugal. One of the key projects is the Fernando Pessoa photovoltaic plant, with a capacity of 1200MW capacity, in the municipality of Santiago do Cacém. It is expected to come on stream in 2025. Over the coming months, the company plans to begin construction at Carregado (62MW) solar plant in Alenquer (Lisbon) and Estoi (83MW) PV project in the Algarve, which will include battery storage and will be connected to the grid in 2024.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Iberdola]