Alcolea del Río (Sevilla)


Solar | solar
Generation kWh first 2MV PV project. 100% owned by Som Energia members.
Installation of 2,1 MW peak
3.400 MWh
2041 k€

This is the first project done by Generation kWh, the new financing model of Som Energia. It is also the first project in Spain as a comunity virtual self-generation installation. It has no kind of subsidy, no feed-in tariff, etc. So, it's selling directly at a spot price. We had to develope this new model and ask for some of the permits in order to start the construction on November 2015. The project was ready to start selling electricity on January 2016 but was till May 2016 that started to generate. Photovoltaic plant of 2,160 kW peak on land in Alcolea del Rio, Sevilla.

The project is located in one of the areas of highest insolation of the peninsula. The production is equivalent to the use of about 1,300 homes, which represents an important contribution to our own production.

As Som Energia is a cooperative utility this is a new model that can be use for other utilities, cooperatives, municipalities with their own utility, etc.

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Project timeline

  • 01/06/2015

    The Generación kWh business model is born!

    A website has been created to present the projects and an online system to sign up for investment has been developed.

  • 01/07/2015

    The first project for Generación kWh will be the Alcolea del Río project.

    Development of the project can start.

  • 01/09/2015

    All the permits needed to construct the project have been obtained.

    Construction can start.

  • 01/12/2015

    Construction of the plant is finalized.

    The plant is ready to be connected to the grid.

  • 26/04/2016

    It took longer than foreseen, but the plant is connected and delivered the first Generación kWhs to the grid.

  • 01/05/2016

    Official inauguration of the plant.