RWE is still expanding its solar business in Spain. Last year it started construction of two solar farms in the province of Guadalajara, and the company is now realising a ground-mounted photovoltaic plant with a planned capacity of 10 MWac in south west of Spain. Early construction works for the solar farm Las Vaguadas in the province of Badajoz have already started. The installation of around 20 000 solar panels is expected to start in late summer on an area of about 21 hectares.
RWE is currently constructing the solar farms Casa Valdes and Puerta del Sol in Guadalajara, each with a capacity of 44 MWac. For all three solar projects, RWE is using bifacial high-performance modules. The advantage is that the bifacial cells are embedded in a double-sided glass module so solar radiation can be absorbed from both the front and the back of the module, which helps to increase production. Once all three solar farms are completed in the first quarter of 2023 they will produce enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of 68,000 Spanish homes.
RWE already operates onshore wind farms with a total capacity of more than 440 MW in Spain. It is also involved in a floating wind project. DemoSATH, which is planned to be launched and commissioned later this year.