142 MW DC Solar Power Plant For Spanish Airport

Constructora San José To Build Solar PV Project For Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

142 MW DC Solar Power Plant For Spanish Airport

Under Aena Photovoltaic Plan, Aena wants all of its airports to be equipped with renewable energy by 2026 and 24.8% of the total capacity envisioned will be established for Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (in the picture). (Photo Credit: Aena)

  • Aena has picked Constructora San José to set up, commission and operate a 142.42 MW DC/120 MW AC solar power plant
  • The project will come up for Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport for an investment worth €99.11 million
  • Project once commissioned within 50 months will generate 212 GWh annually; EPC company to also provide O&M services

State owned airports operator in Spain, Aena has selected Constructora San José as the EPC contractor to set up and commission a 142.42 MW DC/120 MW AC solar power plant for Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. This capacity will be in addition to a 7.5 MW self-consumption solar project that’s scheduled for commissioning in 2023.

Constructora San José will equip the 142.42 MW DC solar plant with more than 235,000 modules, bring it online within 50 months and also provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services. On completion, it will generate 212 GWh annually. The project will be built for an investment of €99.11 million.

Aena said the solar power project is one of the most powerful renewable energy production facilities in the airport sector globally. It is part of Aena Photovoltaic Plan under which the operator aims for 100% of electricity for all its airports to come from renewable energy by 2026 to generate around 950 GWh annually with an investment worth $350 million.

The 142.42 MW DC project will account for 24.8% of the total aimed under the plan.

“All of this will make the company the leader among European airports for the production of renewable energy for airport infrastructures,” stated Aena.

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