May 10 (Renewables Now) - The government of Aragon, Spain, said this week the 45-MW Mudejar I solar photovoltaic (PV) project planned for construction in the province of Teruel had been declared an investment of regional interest.
The regional government’s decision means that all administrative procedures related to the approval of the project will be fast-tracked through public bodies.
The developer, local company Sociedad Anonima Minera Catalano-Aragonesa (Grupo SAMCA) via Monegros Solar SA, plans to invest more than EUR 25 million (USD 28.1m) in the Mudejar I solar farm. The estimated output will be around 85 GWh per year. The project is expected to create 250 jobs during construction and 25 permanent positions during its life-cycle.
The family-owned group also operates wind farms totalling 250 MW, and two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants with a combined capacity of 100 MW in Spain, according to the information posted on Grupo SAMCA’s website.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.12)