EXPERTS IN MAJOR PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS

We have built some of the largest photovoltaic plants on the planet

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY

Our commitment to sustainable development through the photovoltaic sector is carried out through the construction of 32 photovoltaic plants throughout the world to date (1,142 MWp in total), owned by either ACCIONA itself or by third parties.

In Australia, ACCIONA has developed the Lilyvale Solar Farm in collaboration with GRS (Gransolar) for FRV (Fotowatio Renewable Ventures) as well as the Royalla solar farm, which was built by ACCIONA operating as a contactor for FRV. ACCIONA has a significant pipeline of solar PV projects in Australia, including the Aldoga Solar Farm in Queensland and the Kerang Solar Farm in Victoria.

What is solar PV energy? 

Photovoltaic solar cells convert sunlight directly into electricity by the so-called photovoltaic effect, by which certain materials are able to absorb photons (light particles) and liberate electrons, generating an electric current.   

What are the benefits of solar energy? 

Solar energy offers many benefits that make it one of the most promising energy forms. Renewable, non-polluting and available world-wide. 

Likewise, the simplicity of this technology makes it ideal for using in rural or difficultly accessed areas isolated from the network. Solar energy is also useful for generating electricity on a large scale and injecting it into the network, especially in regions where the meteorology provides for lots of hours of sun per year. 

Solar capture modules are relatively easy to maintain, which, along with the continuing, sharp reduction in cost of photovoltaic cells, explains the present favorable outlook for solar technology. Solar farms also do not emit polluting gases and are silent.  

What is ACCIONA in Australia doing in solar energy? 

ACCIONA has extensive experience in the construction of photovoltaic plants. It has installed 234 MWp for itself and for its customers. In 2014, the company built the biggest photovoltaic plant (2 MWp) in Australia at Royalla (near Canberra) as a contractor for FRV. ACCIONA has a significant pipeline of solar PV projects in various stages of development across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

We use sunlight to produce the energy with which we’re fighting the climate emergency, leading the transition towards a low-carbon economy.

Key figures

Data as of 31 December 2019

1,142 MWp

OF OWN POWER

505 MWp

OF CONSOLIDATED POWER

32

PLANTS OWNED BY ACCIONA OR CLIENTS

98 MWp

FOR CLIENTS

OWN INSTALLED PHOTOVOLTAIC CAPACITY (MWp)

COUNTRIESTOTAL POWERCONSOLIDATED POWERNET POWER

Australia

434.50

370.50

312.33

Canada

181.00

141.00

94.01

Chile

308.19

308.19

308.19

Egypt

186.00

0.00

78.10

Croatia

30.00

30.00

20.00

USA

865.53

791.28

607.43

Spain

3.20

3.20

2.71

Hungary

24.00

0.00

11.82

India

163.80

163.80

135.20

Italy

155.80

155.80

103.87

Mexico

404.60

0.00

202.30

Ukraine

99.64

99.64

89.10

Portugal

45.78

0.00

20.02

South Africa

94.30

94.30

34.51

TOTAL

1141.71

505.33

734.93

Data as of 31 December 2019