Iberian energy company Repsol has begun constructing its first solar farm, a 126MW project in Ciudad Real, Spain.

The €100m installation, located in the municipality of Manzanares, consists of three plants with installed capacities of 45MW, 45MW and 36MW.

The plant will start commercial operation in early 2021.
Repsol said construction works at its €200m 264MW Valdesolar solar project in Badajoz will start in the coming weeks.

Repsol’s first renewables project to break ground in Spain was the Delta wind installation, located in the provinces of Zaragoza and Teruel, where construction began last December and is still ongoing.

The 335MW wind farm, featuring 89 turbines, is expected to begin operations at the end of this year.

Overall Repsol said it is investing €600m across the three projects, Kappa, Delta, and Valdesolar.

Repsol said measures have been taken to maximise safety including in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic at the Kappa site, including construction teams of a maximum of four people, with a safety distance of two metres at all times.

Repsol is installing seven renewables projects in the Iberian peninsula, including a floating offshore wind farm, being developed with EDPR, Engie, and Principal Power.

The renewable assets under development have a combined capacity of over 2GW.

Earlier this year, Repsol launched a community solar service in Spain, based on 100% sustainable energy.

Source: reNEWS.BIZ