Soltec supplies 300 MW solar power plant in Cáceres (Spain) with its SF7 tracker
The photovoltaic plant will occupy around 900 hectares and generate 450 local jobs.
Soltec, a company dedicated to the manufacture, installation and supply of single-axis solar trackers, will supply its SF7 tracker in a 300 MW project to be built by Solar Century in Talayuela (Cáceres). The installation work began this week with the symbolic act of laying the first stone of the project, held on Wednesday 15 January in the presence of various public and private authorities.
The plant will cover an area of approximately 900 hectares. The facility will have 9,882 SF7 trackers and around 830,000 modules. The megawatts generated at this plant will be equivalent to the energy needed to power 150,000 homes per year.
"We are extremely pleased to further strengthen our position in the European market with this project. In addition, the Talayuela plant is one of the largest solar plants we have supplied in Spain, which makes us proud to contribute to the rise of clean energy in our country," says Raúl Morales, CEO of Soltec.
The installation of the solar plant will create around 450 jobs, which will help to combat local unemployment and have a direct impact on the wealth of the villages near the plant.
The project is expected to take around eight months to install and will be connected to the grid by the end of 2020.
Soltec has a workforce of more than 1,500 people and 15 years of experience as a manufacturer of complete solar tracking equipment. The company has a presence in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, USA, India, Italy, Israel, Mexico and Peru. With a strong commitment to renewable energy and the environment, the company is dedicated to innovation, product standardisation and customer success.