This largest European solar plant, which has been in operation since April 6th, has an installed capacity of 500MW. It is owned by Iberdrola, a Spanish multinational electric utility company based in Bilbao. This very large solar plant is part of Iberdrola’s strategy in Extremadura that foresees an extension of up to 2,000MW in the region.
Located in Badajoz, between three municipalities, and with more than 1,000 Ha of surface, this power plant required an investment of almost 300 million. More than 30 suppliers have been involved, one of which was Dilus Instrumentación y Sistemas S.A., responsible for the delivery, installation and commissioning – via the construction company Eiffage – of 20 meteorological stations, satisfying the strict requirements of the developer.
This project consisted of 6 fully equipped and 14 partly equipped weather stations, which makes an average of 1 weather station per 25MW. The 6 complete weather stations were equipped with instruments for the measurement of the following parameters: