- FRV today inaugurated the San Serván 220 photovoltaic complex in Solana de los Barros, Badajoz, with a surface area of 255 hectares and a total capacity of 130 megawatts (MW).
- San Serván 220 will produce 291,000 MWh of clean energy per year, enough to supply around 88,500 Spanish homes and avoid the emission of 216,000 tons of CO2.
- The event was attended by the Regional Government of Extremadura, the Town Council of Solana de los Barros and the ambassadors of the European Union countries in Spain, who planted 29 olive trees as a symbol of bonding between the EU and Extremadura.
Madrid, 23 May 2022
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, a world leader in the development of sustainable energy solutions, today inaugurated the San Serván 220 photovoltaic complex in the province of Badajoz, in a ceremony attended by the Regional Government of Extremadura, local authorities and 22 of the 27 ambassadors of the European Union in Spain.
Located in Solana de los Barros, near the city of Mérida, San Serván 220 will have a total capacity of 130 megawatts (MW) and will produce close to 300 GWh (291,000 MWh) of clean energy per year, enough to supply around 88,500 Spanish homes and avoid the emission of 216,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
San Serván 220, which already produces clean energy, occupies an area of 255 hectares and consists of three plants -San Serván 6, 7 and 8. FRV continues to successfully develop its presence in Extremadura, one of the Company’s strategic regions of Spain and continues with its ambition to act as a driving force for the local economy by generating direct jobs related to operations and maintenance, as well as indirect jobs in the surrounding area.
Strong local, regional and European institutional representation
The event was attended by numerous authorities, including Olga García García, Councilor for Ecological Transition and Sustainability of the Regional Government of Extremadura; Ángel Sánchez, Coordinator of Sustainable Development of the General Directorate of Sustainability of the Ministry of Ecological Transition of the Regional Government of Extremadura; and María Dolores Gómez, Mayor of Solana de los Barros.
During her speech, Councilor for Ecological Transition and Sustainability, Olga García, highlighted that the Regional Government of Extremadura continues to plan and execute its economic development strategy with a sustainably driven approach to offer a future alternative for future generations. “With renewable energies, Extremadura gains in competitiveness. In addition, photovoltaic generation enables lower electricity costs, and this positioning represents an opportunity to attract industrial initiatives to the region.”
One of the most significant moments of the day was the planting of 29 olive trees (representing the European Union, its 27 member states and the region of Extremadura) as a symbol of bonding with Extremadura, by the ambassadors of the European Union countries in Spain who were invited by the Regional Government of Extremadura.
Fernando Salinas, Managing Director, FRV Iberia, said: “With San Serván 220, we consolidate our presence in such a key region with so much potential for solar energy generation as Extremadura, and we are very proud of all the support received from the Regional Government of Extremadura, and that it has chosen our facilities to stage its link with the European Union.”