In 2009, the company built and connected more than 28.38 MWp in Spain. The company forecasts for 2010 point to the construction of new solar photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 20 MW.

The completed projects throughout the year were the solar farms within the framework of the RD 661 located in Belvis de Monroy (Caceres), with 1.87 MWp, Toro (Zamora), 4.4 MWp; and new solar plants Valtierra (Navarra), 11 MWp, and Tordesillas (Valladolid), also 11 MWp, earmarked within the RD 1578.

These photovoltaic solar farms have been funded through a Santander Bank Club Deal, La Caixa and BBVA with over EUR125m, in the form of project finance for these solar plants.

According to reports from Ramon Tejadas, director general of the OPDE Group, the company now has new photovoltaic solar farms in La Lora (Valladolid, 2.75 MWp), connected and in operation under the first call of the RD 1578 – and in Ecija ( Seville), of 1.76 MWp, the latter recently obtained in the fourth call of the RD 1578/2008. Both the projects will also be financially structured during the first quarter of 2010.

Mr Tejadas said that with the projects closed throughout 2009, OPDE has reached a figure of 115MW promoted and built in Spain over the past five years (2004-2009). Apart from its projects in Spain, OPDE has completed the construction and connection of various solar photovoltaic plants with a capacity of 6MW in the south of Italy.