Hijar 3 Claveria 2 Solar Farm
Located in Hijar, an important historical city of the “Low Aragon”, Hijar 3 Claveria 2 Solar Farm generates 50 MW of renewable, carbon-free electricity.
Hijar city is one of the key locations along the "Drum's Route," which hosts one of the oldest drum processions. This tradition is believed to have originated in 1517 when the Duke of Hijar requested the Franciscan Monks to celebrate Easter Week.
Hijar has a rich history as a coal mining region, with much of its recent development attributed to various coal mines and the presence of a 350 MW lignite-fired power plant located near the town of Andorra in the province of Teruel. However, in 2020, the power plant ceased operations. Since then, the region has shifted its focus towards renewable energy projects like Hijar 2 Claveria 1 which have been nominated as areas of Strategic Interests for the Aragon region.
The Hijar 3 Claveria 2 Solar Farm is situated approximately 4 kilometres to the south of Hijar city. The terrain in the area is predominantly flat, and it is anticipated that there will be no need for significant construction efforts that would alter the current landscape. The project intends to preserve existing vegetation areas by avoiding installations in those zones, thereby safeguarding the local flora and fauna.
Point of Interconnection is in Alcañiz, the second largest city in the province after Teruel.
The entire area is preserved for steppe birds like the Lesser Kestrel, which is very endangered in Spain. In addition to meeting various project requirements, Island Green Power plans to set aside extra land for harvesting, creating a space where these birds and other protected species can thrive.
Hijar 2 Claveria 1 Solar Farm is a fully consented project and is expected to be connected to the electrical distribution grid by end 2024.