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Iberdrola kicks off major solar offensive

Spanish energy giant Iberdrola has taken its first step toward developing what will probably become Europe's largest solar farm with enough capacity to power to 250,000 households.

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Spanish utility giant Iberdrola has taken its inaugural step in installing what will probably become Europe's hitherto highest rated solar farm. The facility, located in Western Spain, has a planned effect of 500 MW, extends across 1,000 hectares and will supply electricity to 250,000 households, reports Reuters.

Around 40 percent of Ibedrola's combined power generation is sourced from wind and solar installations, but the group has thus far shunned Spain's solar market, which boomed ten years ago.

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