Alcolea del Río (Sevilla)
|Solar | solar|
|Generation kWh first 2MV PV project. 100% owned by Som Energia members.|
|Installation of 2,1 MW peak|
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.
Additional internal information
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.
The first project for Generación kWh will be the Alcolea del Río project.
Development of the project can start.
All the permits needed to construct the project have been obtained.
Construction can start.
Construction of the plant is finalized.
The plant is ready to be connected to the grid.
It took longer than foreseen, but the plant is connected and delivered the first Generación kWhs to the grid.
Official inauguration of the plant.