Parque Solar SPEX occupies a 195 hectare site between the municipal districts of Mérida and Don Álvaro. It is set in pastureland with very favourable conditions for the production of solar power, due to the lie of the land and grid accessibility.
In terms of its applied technology, using a dual axis sun tracker system, it is the biggest plant ever designed worldwide, with an output of 30 MW and a total investment of nearly 250 million euros.
Solar Parks of Extremadura, S.L is a 50% joint venture based in Badajoz, formed by the Extremadura company ecoEnergías del Guadiana, S.A. and the German bank Deutsche Bank AG. The solar park has been totally grid connected within the tariff range regulated by Royal Decree 661/2007, making it a local milestone and worldwide benchmark.
The park has a total output of 30 MW with a dual axis sun tracker system. The energy is fed into a 132 Kv high voltage transmission line through a new substation called "El Judío", custom built for that purpose.
The photovoltaic material has been handpicked with the most rigorous standards of quality and reliability in mind. Our collaborators are sector leaders at world level.
Supporting structure: The dual axis sun tracker has been entirely developed in Germany and has then been optimised and made by Grupo Eco specifically for this project, setting up an assembly site for that purpose in Extremadura. Each of the trackers is made up by a structure of high-resistance steel bearing a 130 m2 panel.
A new 132/15 kV substation called "El Judío", with an 80 MVA output has been built to lead off the power produced by the three plants. This substation is connected to the 132 kV "Mérida-Orellana" transmission line.