SunPower announced today that it would build an 18-megawatt solar power plant in Spain. The plant will be built in the Badajoz region of Spain and is expected to generate more than 32 million kilowatt hours of power per year.
SunPower will utilize its new proprietary T20 tracker solar tracking system as well to track the sun as it moves across the sky, generating up to 30% more power than fixed tilt systems. Construction of the new power plant is expected to be completed in the spring of 2008.
"SunPower is proud to contribute to the rapid expansion of the Spanish solar market using our innovative, efficient solar energy technology," said Marco Antonio Northland, general manager of SunPower's European operations. "Our customers are demanding the highest energy delivery and fast construction schedules, requirements we can meet with our T20 Tracker. At Olivenza, we are using the SunPower Tracker to expedite deployment, maximize energy delivery, optimize land use and reduce related costs."
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