ABB lowers barriers to Spanish solar power investment
Digital transformation in power management is delivering more competitive solar power for 500 MW of new facilities, enough electricity to power 250,000 households
ABB is supporting the transition from fossil fuels to renewables in Europe, supplying smart power systems to one of Spain’s largest new solar power plants. The company’s digitization of power management is lowering barriers to adoption for renewables, a key element in ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero.
ABB is supplying low-voltage solutions to manage the clean energy produced at new, large-scale solar farms under construction by Solarcentury in Extremadura and Andalusia, Spain.
ABB technology will be monitoring and controlling the energy flowing from more than a million solar panels at the sites. With a combined 500 MW of solar power, the plants will be able to produce enough electricity to power 250,000 households, reducing CO2 emissions by around 285,000 tonnes per year.
ABB’s global product manager for ABB Ability Ekip UP, Fabio Monachesi, said: “ABB enables companies and communities around the world to access cleaner, smarter power, aiding the adoption of renewables. ABB’s solution for the new generation of 800V AC photovoltaic systems reduces hardware costs, increasing the viability of solar projects.”