EDP Renewables Installs 22.8 MW Solar Plant at Wind Farm in Portugal to Increase Energy Production

Feb. 27, 2024
By combining both renewable energy technologies in one location, the complex is now capable of producing 79 GWh of renewable energy annually

EDP Renewables has commissioned a 22.8 MW solar farm – the Monte de Vez photovoltaic (PV) solar plant – at the Sao Joao Wind Farm in Portugal.

This project represents the second hybrid park to be commissioned in the country that combines wind and solar energy at the same location.

By combining both renewable energy technologies in one location, the complex is now capable of producing 79 GWh of renewable energy annually – enough to power 23,000 families in the region each year.

The solar installation features 36,000 bifacial panels next to the 13 existing wind turbines to provide more consistent energy to the existing electrical grid. The renewable complex is also projected to avoid 40,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year and significantly contribute to the region’s decarbonization efforts.

“This project is part of EDP’s strategy to continue accelerating the national energy transition, whether by investing in new renewable projects or optimizing those that have already served the regions where they are located. We will continue to develop hybrid projects in Portugal and expect to implement another 700 MW in similar projects in the coming years,” said Hugo Costa, Head of EDP Renovaveis in Portugal.