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Plenitude unveils 50-MW solar farm in Spain

Italian renewable power producer and retailer Eni Plenitude SpA on Wednesday inaugurated its 50-MW Villanueva II solar farm in a Castile-La Mancha town, east-central Spain.

The plant, developed on a nearly 100-hectare (247.1 acres) site in Torrejoncillo del Rey, consists of over 76,000 photovoltaic modules and is connected to the national transmission grid. Villanueva II is expected to be able to generate more than 100 GWh of electricity annually, meeting the power needs of over 30,000 households, Eni Plenitude said.

Renewables developer and builder Zaragoza Group and engineering and consultancy services provider Solida Renewables contributed to the development of the project.

“The development of the wind and photovoltaic sectors is key to Plenitude’s global growth strategy, which aims to reach more than 4 GW of installed capacity from renewable sources by the end of 2024, scaling up to over 8 GW by 2027 and over 15 GW by 2030,” commented Mariangiola Mollicone, Head of Western Europe Renewables and Managing Director of Plenitude Renewables Spain.

Plenitude, a subsidiary of Italian oil major Eni SpA is present in Spain with around 430 MW of operating wind and solar farms located in the regions of Galicia, La Rioja, Catalonia, Castile-La Mancha and Murcia. It also has projects under construction for more than 1,000 MW in other regions of the country.


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