Enel Green Power Spain To Build Solar Farm With VRFB Storage In Mallorca

Enel Green Power Espana, the renewables division of Spanish utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE), has obtained construction permits to build two smaller solar farms on the island of Mallorca, Spain, one of them featuring energy storage in vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB).
That project combining solar power with storage is named Son Orlandis and will be delivered in two phases, Endesa said.
In the first phase, Enel Green Power will build the solar farm itself, a plant of 3.34 MWp/2.78 nominal megawatts (MWn), followed by the addition of a 1.1-MW/5.5-MWh VRFB-based energy storage system in the area nearby.
The renewables firm will use the VCHARGE± battery for the Son Orlandis project, Endesa said. This battery brand is made by Canada’s Largo Clean Energy Corp, which has an agreement in place with Enel Green Power Espana to supply it its VRFB products.
The second of the projects, known as Son Reus, will only incorporate a 12.53-MWp/10.73-MWn solar farm.
Both Son Orlandis and Son Reus sites are located in the island municipality of Palma, where they will form a 52.7-MWp complex with two other operational solar farms installed by Enel Green Power Espana in Mallorca. All four of these projects benefited from the co-financing support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The Son Reus and Son Orlandis plants are expected to commence operations in the first half of 2022, Endesa added.