The company Soltec, a leader in the manufacture of solar trackers, has asked the City of Totana for a building license for a 91-megawatt power panel photovoltaic plant capable of supplying more than 30,000 homes. Would make it one of the largest in Spain, as reported by the mayor, Juan José Cánovas.
Soltec is an international company specialized in the manufacture, supply and installation of solar trackers to one axis.
With more than 1500 MW in projects worldwide, Soltec has revolutionized solar tracking systems using the most advanced technology and based on the most extensive experience.
The project, which will participate in the renewable energy auction on 17 May, has already completed all administrative procedures and obtained a favorable report from the National Commission on Markets and Competition, said the mayor.
The company estimates that the construction of the new solar plant, located next to the industrial estate "El Saladar" of Totana, will require more than 500 direct and indirect jobs during the next year.
In addition, it will cover an area equivalent to 145 football fields and will have 267,652 panels that will move synchronously following the course of the sun.
In this way, the plant will generate 20% more electricity than a fixed panel installation.
One of the keys to the project is its location, just 500 meters from the point of connection to the electricity grid, located in the substation of Totana, so that such a link would be made underground, with the aim of respecting the fauna of the Area and eliminating visual impact.
"Soltec", based in the industrial estate La Serreta de Molina de Segura, was born in 2004 in the heat of the boom of renewable energies.
Its commitment to its own technology (has thirty patents) and, in particular, its solar tracker tracking systems for photovoltaic panels opened the company to a wide market within the Region.
To this end, it collaborates closely with the polytechnics of Cartagena and Madrid, as well as with the University of Elche
There are many solar roofs covering factory roofs (Adhesivos Orcajada, Lealplast or Zukan, for example), cooperatives (Gregal), greenhouses (in San Pedro del Pinatar), as well as car parks (Espinardo campus and Corvera airport) .
Also photovoltaic plants such as those of La Alcayna and El Cañarico.
Its most recent projects are the energy supply plants of the Campotéjar Irrigation Community and the Valdelentisco desalination plant.
Currently works in the solar coverage of Cespa facilities.
Investment in R & D
Soltec's biggest assets in Spain are its investment in R & D (not less than one million euros per year) and offering a complete solution for those who want a solar plant: supply, installation, start-up and maintenance of equipment.
The crisis and the questioning of premiums to photovoltaic energy prompted Soltec to look for market niches abroad.
The company already has a presence in Chile, Brazil, China, Denmark, the United States, India, Italy, Israel, Mexico and Peru, where it has participated in some of the most important projects in these countries.
With a human team of 250 people (up to 800 for certain projects), the plants that Soltec has contributed to build abroad already have a power of 1.5 gigawatts, the equivalent of two nuclear reactors.
The company billed 65 million euros last year.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana