Solar power ousts olives in Tabernas

TABERNAS: Already a favourite choice for solar power installations Photo credit: Psaciemat

ALMERIA businessman Juan Carrion Caceres plans to dig up 200 hectares of olive trees and replace them with solar panels.

Carrion, described as one of Tabernas’ principal landowners, reportedly intends to rent the land to a solar energy company.  He is likely to receive an annual €1,200 per hectare in line with current market prices, industry sources said.

According to the local Spanish media, probable takers include OHL Industrial which belongs to Juan Miguel Villar Mir, who has links to Aurinka whose former CEO Javier Lopez Madrid is already creating photovoltaic plants in Tabernas.

Italy-based Enel – a principal shareholder in the Spanish multinational Endesa – has been named as another company in the running to lease the Tabernas land.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


    • Herbert Lichtenwald

      13 June 2021 • 11:10

      You can’t eat solar energy

    • RADEK

      04 August 2021 • 17:39

      is this the huge PV-field being build near TURILLAS?


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