The Los Naranjos photovoltaic park will be made up of 128,520 340 watt peak photovoltaic panels, that is, the power that each panel produces when it receives solar radiation. To enable its operation, Endesa, through Enel Green Power Spain, will build nine electrical transformation centers, an electrical substation and a 4.5 km underground cable network.
This facility will come into operation at the end of 2020 and, when it is operational, will produce around 100 GWh / year, avoiding the annual emission into the atmosphere of approximately 67,000 tons of CO2.
In Carmona Enel Green Power Spain is building another photovoltaic park, Las Corchas, in which it will invest another €30 million for a power of almost 50 MW. These two installations are the largest photovoltaic plants promoted by the company to date in Andalusia, with almost 100 MW of power. Both plants, once they come into operation, will produce enough energy to power approximately 25,500 homes , that is, the entire population of Carmona.
In the construction of these plants, sustainable engineering criteria will be followed and the Enel Green Power "Sustainable Construction Site" model will be applied, including the installation of photovoltaic solar panels to cover part of the energy needs during the work and measures saving water by installing tanks and rain collection systems. Once the works are completed, both the photovoltaic panels and the water saving equipment will be donated to the municipality for public use.
The installation of isolated photovoltaic equipment for the electrical consumption of the camps during the construction phase that, once completed, will be donated to the local population for public use and the use of electric vehicles in some of the Parks for the displacement of those responsible for construction have already been included as sustainable engineering actions within the Climate Projects 2018 by the Ministry for Ecological Transition (MITECO).
Endesa currently manages, through EGPE, more than 7,438 MW of renewable capacity in Spain. Of this figure, 4,701 MW are from conventional hydraulic generation; and the rest, 2,737 MW, are from wind (2,292 MW), solar (352 MW), mini-hydro (79 MW) and other renewable sources (14 MW).