The solar energy industry has taken a new path in Spain this week with the functioning of the giant solar photovoltaic plant that will provide 500 megawatts, known in the Spanish country as “Europe’s largest”. Despite the threat that the whole world is currently going through with the presence of COVID-19, Spain has decided to give a new twist to the solar energy field with the solar plant that sent its first megawatts just a couple days earlier.
The virus COVID-19 has changed the rules of the game in every single aspect of the life on the planet, and the solar energy industry is not an exception. In many places, the different solar companies have declared to be prepared to suffer a down on the solar systems installed for the next few months. On the other hand, other countries have said solar energy is taking a huge increase in their areas due to the people’s need to feel safe and to guarantee basic services such as electricity. But in the case of Spain, the country has taken a wise decision to give solar energy an impulse.
The Núñez de Balboa plant is placed in the region of Extremadura, in the west of Spain and it’s estimated to have approximately 1.4 million solar panels in it, which are expected to produce enough electricity to at least 250,000 people per year. The project was finished in December of the past year and it wasn’t put into work until the second week of April.
This doesn’t mean that the solar plant is not facing any difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic since every industry around the world is facing the same contingencies, but it does mean the Spanish government has decided to overcome these inconveniences to protect their citizen’s needs, representing an example for the rest of the worldwide governments.
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