Start of construction work on one of the largest solar projects in Portugal.

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Start of construction work on one of the largest solar projects in Portugal.

From its inception WIRTGEN INVEST’s investment in Portugal was a milestone in its growth strategy in the renewable energies sector. The investment spans a number of individual projects with a total output of approximately 200 MWp.
The construction phase of the first project began in Amareleja at the end of July 2019. On a site roughly 49 football fields in size, around 47,000 solar modules are to be installed by the end of 2019. The installation team, which consists of over 80 workers at peak times, started with the ramming in of the first module support structures and construction of the roads. A total of around 35 hectares will be developed in Amareleja and generate 29,000 MWh annually. This is enough to supply around 6,900 four-occupant households with electricity while simultaneously saving up to 12,700 tons of CO2 emissions each year.

Wirtgen Invest expects that the other projects will commence in the near future, too. With its investment in Amareleja, the company is continuing to pursue its growth strategy in the field of renewable energies in Portugal. It is not just for economic reasons, but above all environmental ones that make the Portuguese solar market a sensible and lucrative growth market.

A total of around 35 hectares will be developed in Amareleja and generate 29,000 MWh annually. This is enough to supply around 6,900 four-occupant households with electricity while simultaneously saving up to 12,700 tons of CO2 emissions each year..