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Tarragona to Host Spain's Largest Solar Installation on Water Tanks


It is from a collaboration of the Consorci d'Aigües de Tarragona (CAT) with Endesa X, which contributes the total investment, 5.6 million euros, in addition to the construction, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure. It will have a power of 4.7 MWp distributed between the central facilities (in Tarragona) and the Drinking Water Treatment Station (ETAP, in L'Ampolla).


The Consorci d'Aigües de Tarragona (CAT) has announced that, in a joint collaboration with the company Endesa, it will have the most important photovoltaic installation on water tanks in the hydraulic sector in all of Spain, with a power of 4.7 MWp distributed between its central facilities (in Tarragona) and the Drinking Water Treatment Station (ETAP, in L'Ampolla).


According to a statement, it is an area with an approximate area of ​​five football fields in which a total of 8,569 solar modules will be deployed.


It is expected that this month the first of the two parks will be launched, located at the Consortium's headquarters in the municipality of Constantí, which consists of 1,902 panels deployed in 9,200 square meters, with the capacity to produce 1,610 MWh "that will provide 17.7% of the energy consumed in this equipment.”


A second park will be installed by Endesa, with the support of the company SolCam, at the Drinking Water Treatment Station (ETAP) of l'Ampolla. It is scheduled to come into operation during the last quarter of the year.


According to the CAT, when this has been fully executed, the company “will be the water supplier with the largest photovoltaic installation on water tanks in all of Spain.”


It is noteworthy that the financing model foresees that Endesa will assume the global investment of 5.6 million euros for the installation of the two plants. “In this type of contract, a pioneer in the public sector of water transportation, a fixed price is established associated with the energy produced by the self-consumption facilities and it is stipulated that Endesa will be in charge of the construction, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure during the 10 years of the contract,” the information specifies.


The president of the CAT, Joan Alginet, has stressed that “from 2022, 100% of the energy consumed in the Consortium is green.”


In this sense, the statement states that there is an agreement with Endesa Energía, the marketer of the Endesa group, "with energy set at levels that allow it to maintain competitiveness and reduce energy costs."


"Today, the 59 GWh of annual consumption of the Consorci d'Aigües de Tarragona is already 100% green energy of renewable origin," it is stated.



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