Moura Photovoltaic Power Station

Moura Photovoltaic Power Station
Moura Photovoltaic Power Station
Moura Photovoltaic Power Station is located in Portugal
Location of Moura Photovoltaic Power Station
Country Portugal
Location Amareleja
Coordinates 38°11′20″N 07°12′08″W / 38.18889°N 7.20222°W / 38.18889; -7.20222Coordinates: 38°11′20″N 07°12′08″W / 38.18889°N 7.20222°W / 38.18889; -7.20222
Status Operational
Commission date Phase-1: 2008
Phase-2: 2010
Construction cost 250 million
Solar farm information
Type Flat-panel PV
Photovoltaic modules 376,000
Land area 618 acres (250 ha)
Power generation information
Installed capacity 62 MW

The Moura Photovoltaic Power Station (also known as Amareleja Photovoltaic Power Station) is a large photovoltaic power station in Amareleja, in the municipality of Moura, Portugal. It is one of the largest power stations of its kind, and is built in one of the sunniest regions in Europe.[1] Its construction involves two stages, the first stage was completed in 2008 after 13 months, the second stage will be completed by 2010. The entire project topped a total cost of 250 million.[2]

Phase-2 of the project involves the construction of a further 20 MW of solar panels.[3][4] It will occupy an area of 618 acres (250 ha), and will be capable of producing 93 GWh of electrical energy annually[5] (10 MW average - equivalent to the electricity consumption of 15,000 Europeans).[6]

The power station will have an installed capacity of 62 MWp, with a total of over 376,000 solar panels.[6] Approximately 190,000 panels (32 MW) are fitted on fixed structures, and 52,000 panels (10 MW) on fixed on single-axis trackers.

A €7.6 million solar panel factory, located in Moura, was constructed by Acciona, which will provide panels for the second stage of the station construction. Its future production will be targeted at the international market, with a capacity of producing 24 MW of solar panels annually.[7]

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