Commissioning of Francisco Pizarro, the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe.

A 590 MW project owned by Iberdrola, in which SÓLIDA has carried out the detailed engineering and technical assistance during construction

Last August, Iberdrola began the commissioning of the Francisco Pizarro photovoltaic plant which, with its 590 MW of installed capacity, is the largest in Europe and the group’s largest in the world.

The plant, located between the municipalities of Torrecillas de la Tiesta and Aldeacentenera (Cáceres), is made up of nearly 1.5 million photovoltaic modules that will generate enough clean energy to supply more than 334,000 homes and prevent the emission of 150,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year.

SÓLIDA has been key to the success of this project as it has carried out the detailed engineering, as well as technical assistance services during construction, supervising that the works were carried out on time, without accidents and with the quality expected by the developer. In broad terms, SÓLIDA’s work has been the following:

  • Optimisation of the basic engineering.
  • Review of land assessment studies.
  • Detailed construction engineering.
  • Civil-Mechanical.
  • Electrical engineering.
  • Communications
  • Electrical studies of network code.
  • Technical assistance during construction.
  • On-site management of contractors.

“For SÓLIDA it has been a challenge as it was the first time we had carried out a project of this size in Spain, but thanks to both our office and on-site teams we have achieved our goal. Iit is very satisfying to see this project underway after two years of hard work”, says Juan Pedro Herrera, Construction Manager of the project.

In this way, a new milestone has been reached for renewable energies in Spain, taking another step towards a 100% clean and sustainable energy transition.