17.8MW solar PV cluster

Paul Boughton

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, together with Hanwha Q CELLS Korea, the Korean company in PV downstream area, completed a utility scale project for Korean investors, with combined capacity of 17.8MWp.

The Korean investors include Hanwha Q CELLS Korea, which is also a consortium member, and the Financial Investment Trusts managed by Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management.

The PV cluster, which was inaugurated today, consists of six PV plants constructed in Loures, Montijo and Montemor-o-Novo regions. Martifer Solar will be the operations and maintenance contractor to ensure the optimal generation levels of these six PV plants.

With an installed capacity between 2.2 and 6.7MWp each, these plants are built with more than 74,000 Hanwha SolarOne modules installed in ground-mounted structures.

The ‘green’ energy that will be produced by the entire cluster is estimated to sufficiently power over 24,800 inhabitants and to avoid the annual emission of 19,300 tons of greenhouse gases.

With the inauguration of this project, Martifer Solar has already implemented close to 500MW of solar energy worldwide, which includes 50MW completed in Portugal.

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