SunPower, a manufacturer of solar cells, panels and systems, has completed an 18 MW Olivenza solar electric power plant in Badajoz, Spain.
SunPower installed its proprietary SunPower T20 Tracker solar tracking system at the site, covering a total of approximately 70 hectares. The SunPower Tracker follows the sun as it moves across the sky, increasing sunlight capture by up to 30% over conventional fixed-tilt systems, the company says.
‘SunPower has extensive experience building solar power installations and the technology to maximize energy production at the site," says Jose Tejada of 360 Corporate, a member of the consortium of equity investors who financed the project." Their expertise was a key factor in the successful completion of this project. To date, production performance has exceeded expectations."
From the company's Madrid office, SunPower has completed construction of more than 165 MW of Spanish power plants, and supports a network of local independent dealers installing commercial rooftop solar power systems throughout the country.