Eni’s Plenitude Starts Construction of Renopool Solar Park in Spain

Eni-controlled renewable energy company Plentitude has started the construction of the Renopool solar park in Extremadura, Badajoz province, Spain. The company marked the start of construction in the presence of Ignacio Gragera, Mayor of Badajoz, and Víctor del Moral Agúndez, General Secretary for Sustainable Development of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Sustainable Development of the Regional Government of Extremadura. Eni said in a media release that Renopool, boasting a capacity of 330 MWp, will be the largest solar project ever built by Plenitude globally. The solar park, supported by construction firms OHLA, Sacyr, and Sarpel, is set to produce 660 GWh annually, equivalent to the power consumption of approximately 200,000 households. It will comprise seven photovoltaic plants and one electric substation near Solana de los Barros, incorporating cutting-edge technologies such as bifacial modules, solar tracking structures, and central inverters.

“The construction of the Renopool solar park, the largest photovoltaic plant built by Plenitude, confirms our commitment to the Spanish renewable energy sector, where we operate about 400 MW of wind and photovoltaic plants in operation, more than 1,000 MW under construction, and more than 2,000 MW under development,” Stefano Goberti, CEO of Plenitude, said. “In addition, thanks to our integrated business model, we are also growing in the country’s retail market, with more than 300,000 customers, and we have recently begun to expand our network of electric vehicle charging points in the Iberian Peninsula as well,” he added. The project’s implementation has been entrusted to leading companies under a turnkey arrangement, with an expected completion by 2025, creating new job opportunities locally. The Renopool solar park will connect to the national grid through a network of three connection nodes and a high-voltage line shared with other developers.