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Which Spanish resort will obtain the largest solar plant for self-supply?

7 September, 2022

PortAventura World will build the largest self-supply photovoltaic plant in any holiday resort in Spain and one of the largest in Europe: PortAventura Solar. The project, designed and built by Endesa X, involves the installation of a total of 11,102 ground-mounted solar panels that will occupy a total area of 6.4 hectares, equivalent to 9 football fields, within the resort.

The solar plant will have a capacity of 6.05 megawatt peak power (MWp), which means that PortAventura World will be able to generate 10 GWh/year of clean electricity and cover practically a third of its energy needs, in line with its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Fernando Aldecoa, managing director of PortAventura World, pointed out that "the photovoltaic plant is, without a doubt, the biggest project of 2022, not only in terms of investment, but also from the point of view of the global corporate responsibility strategy that guides the company's decision making in order to remain a benchmark in sustainable tourism".

For Antonio López, Endesa X's B2B manager in Catalonia, "this project will mark a before and after in the way major tourist and leisure destinations such as PortAventura World consume energy, as it will start producing and consuming 0km energy and will gain energy independence".

The construction of PortAventura Solar, which will begin shortly, will last around 4 months, involve an investment of more than 4.8 million euros and be carried out under a landscape integration and impact plan. The aim is to minimise its visual effect and preserve the environment and any archaeological artefacts that may be found in the area during the works.