28 May '12, 3pm

FCC begins construction of new 50-MW CSP plant in Alicante #energy #renewable #CSP #solar

FCC begins construction of new 50-MW CSP plant in Alicante #energy #renewable #CSP #solar

After visiting the site, Baldomero Falcones announced that construction of the new plant would create 750 direct and indirect jobs over the next two years. The 50-MW solar thermal energy plant will produce 110,000 MWh of electricity per year and cost €240 million to build. Mr Fabra expressed his gratitude to FCC, for its investment in the region, its firm commitment to alternative energies, and its role in creating jobs. He also noted that "this first solar thermal plant joins other initiatives implemented by the regional government to promote the use of renewable energies and new technologies, saving and diversification in the energy field." The solar thermal power plant is located at the southwest edge of the Alhorines Valley, in Villena (Alicante). The area has one of the highest levels of insolation in the Valencia region, receiving 1,900 kWh/square metres per annum. T...

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