August 24, 2023
Plus: Europe’s solar pipeline
A solar boom is sweeping across Europe. Solar energy projects are popping up all over the continent, transforming the landscape. The scale and speed is so astonishing that keeping track of projects is almost impossible. Each new installation seems bigger and more ambitious than the last, demonstrating the commitment of countries, companies and communities to powering a sustainable future.
Let's take a look at the two largest solar plants in Europe today, in order of installed capacity:
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Screenshot: Glint Solar software, 2023
Europe is set to see many more large-scale solar installations. Let's take a look at some of the solar farms that are currently in the pre-construction or construction-phase in Europe!
Iberdrola owns a large 750 MW solar complex consisting of 15 units with 50 MW each, that is underway in Aragon, Spain.
Rezolv Energy, an independent clean energy power producer focused on sustainable energy in Central and Southeastern Europe, has acquired the rights to build and operate a 1,044 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Arad County, Western Romania. Once built, it is expected to be one of the largest solar PV plants in Europe.
Another one of Europe’s largest solar power projects is underway in Portugal. Iberdrola and Prosolia Energy, have announced the approval of an environmental permit to a plant with a capacity of 1200 MW. The farm will be located in southern Portugal, near the city of Santiago do Cacém in the Setúbal district, and is expected to be fully operational by 2025.
Greek electricity producer Public Power Corp. is building a 550 MW plant in the north of the country through its subsidiary PPC Renewables. The project will be located in Thessaly and is scheduled for completion in 2024.
In Germany, the construction of the 650 MW Leipzig Witznitz Energy Solar PV Park on a 650 hectare site at Hainer See in Leipzig, Saxony, is expected to be completed this summer. The project is expected to meet the energy needs of around 200,000 four-person households. It will save more than 250,000 tonnes of CO2 per year based on the German energy mix in 2020.
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