BADAJOZ, Spain – Sonnedix, the international renewable power producer, has today inaugurated its 50MW solar PV plant, “Sonnedix Los Frailes”, located in Badajoz, southwest Spain.
Sonnedix Los Frailes, which has been in operation since December 2022, is built on 111 hectares of land, with over 110,000 monocrystalline solar panels, and a transmission line to the Vaguadas substation.
During construction, Sonnedix generated approximately 250 new jobs in Badajoz, in line with its ESG standards and commitment to the local economy and community.
In June 2020, Sonnedix signed a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Europe´s largest producer of renewable energy, Statkraft, for the supply of 100 GWh of energy per year, making it Sonnedix’s first PPA for a grid-parity project in Spain.
The plant has been in operation since December 2022, with an annual estimated production of 102,000 MWh, capable of powering more than 36,500 homes with clean electricity and avoiding over 24,000 tons of CO2.
The ceremony of inauguration was attended by over 50 guests, with representatives from the local and regional government including: Samuel Ruiz, Industry, General Director for Industry, Energy and Mining of the regional Government of Extremadura, Eladio Buzo, Economy and Treasury Councillor of Badajoz City Council, Jorge Amiano, and Sonnedix’s Head of Engineering & Construction. Gerson González, Director of Sonnedix España, cut the ribbon, officially inaugurating the solar PV plant.
Gerson González, Director of Sonnedix España, said: “This plant is the first project that Sonnedix España has fully developed and built in Spain, as well as taking care of its management, operations and maintenance. It is, therefore, a symbol of our consolidation in the market as a leading renewable energy producer. We are very proud to be sharing and celebrating this milestone with so many partners, clients and friends today.”
Present in Spain since its origin in 2009, Sonnedix currently has over 1.3GW of capacity in projects under operation, construction and various development phases. The renewable energy producer is continuing to expand its platform of projects through the acquisition and development of renewable energy projects in Spain and other OCDE markets.
Sonnedix is an international Renewable Energy Producer with over a decade-long trajectory of sustainable growth. Sonnedix develops, builds, and operates renewable energy projects for the long-term, with a focus on providing green, affordable electricity to our customers, and acting as a true social citizen there where it operates.
Sonnedix currently has a total capacity of over 9.4GW, including a development pipeline of more than 6.4GW, across Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, USA, and UK. The company continues to expand its global footprint across OECD countries, through acquisitions and development of renewable energy projects.