Alcolea del Río

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Solar | solar
Solar pv project in Sevilla
Installation of 2,1 MW peak
3.400 MWh renewable energy
2.041.000 €

Alcolea del Rio is the first community-owned solar pv project in Spain. The project is close to Sevilla and one of the first realizations of Generation kWh, an innovative financing scheme developed by Som Energia. Its members provided zero-interest loans and in return they get access to clean energy at cost price. Despite the lack of subsidies or feed-in-premiums the local cooperative decided to proceed because of its environmental and societal value. The project has been operational since 2016 and generated enough electricity to cover the needs of about 1,300 families. 

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Project timeline

  • 01/06/2015

    The Generación kWh business model is born!

    A website has been created to present the projects and an online system to sign up for investment has been developed.

  • 01/07/2015

    The first project for Generación kWh will be the Alcolea del Río project.

    Development of the project can start.

  • 01/09/2015

    All the permits needed to construct the project have been obtained.

    Construction can start.

  • 01/12/2015

    Construction of the plant is finalized.

    The plant is ready to be connected to the grid.

  • 26/04/2016

    It took longer than foreseen, but the plant is connected and delivered the first Generación kWhs to the grid.

  • 01/05/2016

    Official inauguration of the plant.