As previously discussed in a similar article, Spain is one of Europe’s leading developers of battery storage projects. The Government continues to expand its battery storage capacity with the launch of €160m worth of grants to fund 600MW of battery storage projects which will be connected to the grid by 2026. This article will discuss three energy storage projects that are cornerstones of the country’s growth in the storage sector. All of the projects have been developed by firms that can be found on our list of large European developers of battery storage projects.
Gecama Hybrid Plant – 100MW solar and storage project
In January 2023, the Spanish Industry and Energy Unit announced plans to conduct an environmental impact study for the construction of a 100MW solar and storage project in Castilla La Mancha. The Gecama hybrid project will consist of 434,928 solar modules with a maximum power output of 250MWp. The plan is to combine the hybrid project with Enlight’s solar and storage project which is located nearby.
Enel Green Power – 60MW battery storage project
The 60MW project will consist of a solar park and battery storage facility which will be backed by one of the country’s grants. The project will consist of 22 battery containers with an installed capacity of 3.5MW each, requiring a €33m investment. The project will be developed by Enel Green Power, which has a strong presence in the country having developed numerous solar projects.
Naturgy Energy – 145MW of battery storage projects
Spanish firm Naturgy Energy announced plans to install 145MW of battery storage projects by 2025. The Spanish group will develop 7 battery storage projects which will require an investment of €117m. Naturgy hopes the projects will be connected to the grid by 2025 and will use excess energy produced by its solar parks.
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