Omexom in Portugal has signed with RWE for the construction of a photovoltaic power plant
Omexom Portugal signed an EPC contract with RWE for the construction of a photovoltaic power plant located in South of Portugal, with a capacity of 44 MWac (49 MWp).
New project in South of Portugal
The solar plant is located in South of Portugal, in Morgavel, Sines, on an area of about 100 hectares. The construction has already started and the full operation of the plant is expected in 2023.
RWE, the owner and operator of the Morgavel photovoltaic plant, is one of the leading companies in the field of renewable energies.
The company operates photovoltaic plants worldwide – including Limondale, which is with a capacity of 249 MWac is one of the largest solar farms in Australia.
Robert Navarro, President and Managing Director of RWE Renewables Iberia, explains: “Together with Omexom we will install more than 91,000 bifacial modules, which will produce enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of approximately 42,000 Portuguese homes. Once completed in 2023, this project will further strengthen our already strong renewables footprint on the Iberian Peninsula and will make a substantial contribution to reach the local climate targets.”
A project using the latest technologies
The construction will take place in the sunny region of Sines, with around 3,000 hours of sun per year, one of two Green Hydrogen valleys planned for Portugal.
This solar plant will use the latest technology bifacial modules and a single axis tracker, with central inverters and will be executed with the highest security standards.
“This project is in line with Portugal and EU targets for green energy and Omexom is committed to be an important player in this transition”
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF OMEXOM PORTUGAL
- The bifacial technology allows to produce electricity from both sides of the panel, which makes it more efficient. This technology is mainly used with tracking structures with an inclination between 30° and 60° to ensure a slight additional production from the rear side.