Spanish electricity company Iberdrola received the environmental green light to install 1,800 green megawatts of solar project in Spain's Salamanca, the company announced on Wednesday.
The new solar energy production facility, with an investment of more than €33 million, will have more than 382,000 photovoltaic modules in an area covering 280 hectares.
With a capacity of 50 megawatts, the facility will generate enough clean energy to supply a population equivalent to 27,000 homes and prevent the emission of 12,000 tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere per year.
The company plans to begin operations this year.
Additionally, Iberdrola will invest €200 million to build another 318-megawatt photovoltaic plant in Salamanca. It will supply 150,000 homes and avoid 75,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Planned installation of the second plant is due in the coming years.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic