Photovoltaic installation carried out in record time at the time
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
ACCIONA was a pioneer when it built the 45.78 MWp Amareleja plant, one of the biggest in the world equipped with tracking throughout the solar field when it was installed.
It has 2,520 solar trackers (proprietary technology) that incorporate 262,080 photovoltaic modules. These produce around 93 GWh per year, equivalent to the demand from around 30,000 homes.
- Location: Amareleja, Moura (Portugal).
- Peak capacity: 45.78 MWp.
- Technology: Photovoltaic solar with azimuthal tracking.
- Start-up: 2008.
- Owners: ACCIONA (66%), Mitsubishi Corporation (34%).
- Average annual production: 93 GWh.
- Clean energy equivalent to the demand from 30,000 Portuguese homes.
- 262,080 photovoltaic modules.
- 2,520 azimuthal solar trackers covering 141 m2 (unit area).
- 89,000 metric tons of CO2 avoided annually.
- 250-hectare site.
- Local development in an economically depressed area.
- Construction in record time: 13 months.
megawatts of peak power
tons of CO2 into the atmosphere avoided
azimuthal solar trackers
Average annual production