Kick off for Portugal PV
Construction underway at WElink's 221MW Solara4 project in Algarve
UK developer WElink Energy has kicked off construction of a 221MW solar park in Portugal.
China Triumph International Engineering (CTIEC) is contracted for the work on the £200m Solara4 project at Vaqueiros in the Algarve.
The facility will be Europe’s largest unsubsidised solar plant, the developer said.
WElink Group chief executive Barry O’Neill said: “We are delighted to be in a position to commence construction on our flagship Solara4 project, demonstrating that industrial scale clean-energy can be profitable without government subsidies and is a mature technology.”
Solara4 will feature 850,000 solar modules and is expected to come online by mid-2019.
Image: Chaiman Peng of CTIEC and Portugal Minister of Economy Manuel Caldeira Cabral at the signing of the engineering, procurement, and construction deal earlier this year (WElink)