Renewable Energy: Photovoltaic Solar Park Largest Environmental
Galicia soon host the largest solar park in Spain, which will be installed by the Solar Solidarity union in the Galician region of Lugo Terra de Lemos. The park will occupy over 100 hectares, will cost 174.8 million euros, will have a capacity of 23 MW and will produce 44 MW / h per year, equivalent to the consumption of 135,000 families. The largest photovoltaic plant in Spain, to be built on 430 Galicia-funded cooperative in the county of-Monforte, prevent the emission of 16,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide and generate, according to his promoter, the Solidarity union Solar, 19.5 million annual profit. As reported by the newspaper La Voz de Galicia, the park "will run in full within 38 months." The benefits derived from the sale of electricity to the grid will be invested in rehabilitation, as home for the elderly and day center, the manor of Maside in Panton Town Hall and the construction of new units assistance. In the presentation of the project, which took place yesterday in presence of Vice President of the Xunta, Anxo Quintana, and the Regional Minister of Innovation and Industry, Fernando Blanco, the company spokesman, Jose Manuel Gonzalez Illan stressed that this is "a project Galician capital Galician hundred percent that reverses its investments, also one hundred per cent, in Galicia." En route to energy self-sufficiency The presentation of the project has served as La Voz de Galicia, for the vice president of the Xunta, Anxo Quintana, has insisted that "today we are able to set ourselves the goal of exceeding 60 MW installed PV solar power by 2012 (in 2005 only had 1.2 installed throughout the region.) Quintana has also ensured that exceed Galicia "by far" the objectives of the European Union: EU scored a goal that 12% of final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2010 but, according to Quintana, the Community Galician could cover 95% of its non-polluting systems using very soon. The vice president of the Xunta also states that Galicia aspires to be at the forefront of Europe in renewable energy, purpose for which the regional government will "an effort" in biomass and solar thermal and photovoltaic. In relation to biomass stressed that the community is able to "get to be 60 MW installed in 2012, well above the initial forecast that pointed to 20 megawatts.