Hive Energy has received preliminary planning approval for the 169MW Olmedilla solar farm in Cuenca, Spain.
Construction is planned to start in winter 2020, with commissioning expected towards the end of 2021.
The contract award for the EPC has gone to Acisa, which is part of the Aldesa group, one of the largest construction groups in Spain.
Israeli infrastructure fund manager Noy Fund acquired a majority stake in the project in February and will provide long-term funding for the development, working with its local partner Eranovum Energy.
Olmedilla will cover an area of 420 hectares and will utilise solar tracking technology.
Hive said the single axis panel mounting system was selected to optimise energy output by increasing solar generation throughout the day.
The project marks the latest step forward in the delivery of Hive Energy’s 2.5GW international pipeline of solar projects.
Hive general manager Spain Luis Martinez Hermida said: “Receiving autorizacion administrative for Olmedilla brings us one step closer to delivering our 1.5GW pipeline of large scale solar in Spain.
“At Hive Energy we are committed to combatting climate change and being part of the energy transformation to a cleaner future here in Spain and across our markets.
“The shift to using solar trackers enables us to deliver large scale at lower cost to support the transition to a zero-carbon future.”