1.3MW solar power plant being built in Portugal

Soitec solar arrays

Soitec solar arrays

Soitec says a large European energy supplier is amongst investors in a 1.3-MWp concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power plant which is being built in Portugal.

Investors in the project include Enovos, Luxembourg’s main energy supplier operating also in Germany, France and Belgium, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a Portuguese private institution of public utility.

The CPV plant is being built in Alcoutim, in Southern Portugal. It is one of 11 CPV projects that the Portuguese government has authorised.

Electricity will be produced by 82 Soitec systems, which use Soitec’s Concentrix CPV dual-axis tracking technology.

The CPV plant’s installation is being managed by EIP (Electricidade Industrial Portuguesa) while Luz-On is the project developer and Soitec is supplying the CPV equipment – all being also shareholders of the project company.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Enovos, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, EIP and our partners Luz.On in completing the financing and beginning work on this solar plant,” said Jose Beriot, vice president of Solar Projects Development with Soitec’s Solar Energy division.



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