Opdenergy starts the activity of its photovoltaic plant in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville)

2 January 2020

  • The company has completed the connection to the electricity network of its Alcalá de Guadaira plant in Seville, located on neighboring lands to the Utrera road.
  • Opdenergy, together with the European infrastructure fund Marguerite, has made an investment of more than 32 million euros for the construction of this new photovoltaic plant, which has an installed power of 50 MWp.
  • The photovoltaic plant can supply energy to nearly 30,000 homes thanks to its 135,090 photovoltaic modules and 9 conversion centers.

Opdenergy, a company specializing in the development, financing, construction, and operation of renewable assets, has announced today the completion of construction work on its new photovoltaic solar plant Zafra, located in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville), specifically on the plot adjacent to Venta El Nevero, near the Utrera road.

Opdenergy has been supported by Marguerite, a European investment fund, to carry out this project in which both groups have invested more than 32 million euros. The collaboration between both companies will continue with other investments already planned.

The debt financing has been structured as Project Finance, and a PPA has been signed with Centrica to formalize the purchase and sale of the energy generated at the Opdenergy plant.

The photovoltaic plant, which covers an area of 127 hectares, has enough capacity to guarantee the energy supply of nearly 30,000 homes. This guarantee is possible thanks to its installed power of 50 MWp. The plant is equipped with 7 energy conversion centers for its transport to the general network and 135,090 photovoltaic modules.

With its start-up, the Seville photovoltaic plant will prevent the emission of 40,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year, according to the emission factors published by the Spanish Office for Climate Change (OECC).

The photovoltaic solar plant Zafra is one of the many projects that Opdenergy is developing in Andalusia, a community in which the group has several plants under development and connected to the grid, resulting in a significant impact in terms of job creation.

According to Luis Cid, CEO of Opdenergy, “the connection of the Zafra plant shows the wide capacity of our company for the implementation of projects. At Opdenergy we are convinced of the growing need to implement renewable energies in the different regions of Spain and this project significantly contributes to the positioning of the province of Seville in terms of sustainability”.