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Amareleja Central Solar Photovoltaic 3

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The Center of Solar Photovoltaic Amareleja is the largest solar power station in the world, built in Amareleja, Alentejo, Portugal. Began to produce solar energy on March 17, 2008 with a capacity of 46 MWp power and produces 93 million kilowatts / hour per year, equivalent to consumption of more than 30,000 families. The plant covers an area of 250 hectares and consists of 2,520 solar trackers, photovoltaic modules with 262,080. Its operation prevents the emission into the atmosphere of about 152 000 tons of CO ² per year. This is the place on the planet with the most hours of sunshine, warmer and more open sky hours of Portugal.

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The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

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