Juwi’s Plans For 450 MW Solar PV Project In Murcia Approved By Spain’s Ministry Of Environmental Affairs

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The German renewable energy company Juwi has had its plans for a 450-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in Mula, Spain, approved by the country’s Ministry of Environmental Affairs, according to recent reports.

The proposed project — to be built in the region of Murcia — is set to spread out over 1,088 hectares. Reportedly, the project will require €450 million ($500 million) in additional investment funding from Juwi in order to be completed.


Following the unveiling of the project back in early 2013, the government of Murcia put the project on the (relative) fast track to development — cutting the time needed to obtain the required authorizations in half. Based on earlier projections, the development of the project will result in the creation of over 1,000 construction and engineering jobs.

The next major step towards development are the winning of administrative authorization and project approval from Spain’s Ministry of Industry. According to a spokesperson for Juwi, the company is currently aiming to receive these last approvals sometime before the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.

Considering all of the news in recent times about the Spanish government retroactively reducing feed-in-tariffs (FiT) and seeking to undo most earlier solar support (for example, by implementing solar taxes and punishing solar + storage setups worse than nuclear waste spills), it should perhaps come as no surprise that Juwi is planning for the Murcia project to go through without any support — and to simply compete on the open market against conventional modes of electricity generation.

Image Credit: Public Domain/Flag of Murcia

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8 thoughts on “Juwi’s Plans For 450 MW Solar PV Project In Murcia Approved By Spain’s Ministry Of Environmental Affairs

  • JUWI !!

    Great news.
    Now, where is that clown who claimed here on CT that PV is banned in Spain?
    Just a rhetorical question ……

    • It’s technically a massive fine – up to a lunatic 60 million euros – for connecting a solar installation to the grid without a permit from the utility that you can’t get.

  • This ismo

  • Do this this solar plant includ energy storage? and what type ?

    • If it costs one Euro a watt that isn’t enough to pay for energy storage. But it probably does include single axis tracking to maximise generation in the early morning and late afternoon when electricity prices are on average better.

      A little trivia: The location, Murcia, is apparently the sunniest location in Europe. (According to the Murcians anyway.)

      • So its clean electricity during the day and fossil fuel the night ? not bad if possible.

        • That’s the way we do it here in Australia, although we do have hydroelectric dams and some pumped storage we can use to provide some of our power in the evening.

  • A couple of corrections: It’s not Murcia, it’s Ah’Murcia. And it’s not in Spain, it’s in the lower part of Canada.

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