The 776,000 photovoltaic modules that make up the plant cover a surface area of over 1.5 million square meters on a site stretching 280 hectares. Building it has been a challenge in both technological and logistical terms and ACCIONA managed to complete the installation in just 13 months.
El Romero Solar, commissioned in Autumn 2016, plans to produce 493 GWh of emission-free energy a year, contributing to the fight against climate change by avoiding emission to the atmosphere of almost 475,000 tonnes of CO2.
This quantity of electricity is equivalent to the consumption of 240,000 Chilean homes. In addition, 80 MW of the capacity of the plant is contracted to supply Google’s facilities in Chile.
ACCIONA has joined other big corporations to combat climate change together and promote sustainable development. As such, El Romero Solar covers the total electricity needs of Google’s operations in Chile with 100% renewable energy, thanks to a long-term contract through which the photovoltaic plant is contributing to lessen the carbon footprint of the tech company.
The agreement, which lasts till 2030, with the option of a five-year extension, governs supply to Google’s offices and data center in the country, one of 13 the tech giant has spread across the world to manage all the information its products move around the Internet.