In Spain, RWE is constructing two new solar farms with a combined capacity of 88MW.
The 44MW Casa Valdes and 44MW Puerta del Sol solar farms will be built near Madrid in the province of Guadalajara. The first phase of construction has already begun, with final commissioning scheduled in summer 2022. Both solar projects will employ bifacial high-performance modules, according to RWE.
The bifacial cells will be inserted in a double-sided glass module, allowing Solar energy to be absorbed on both sides.
“The bifacial technology will enable us to enhance the output of the 190,000 modules that our teams will install,” said Robert Navarro, president and managing director of RWE Renewables Iberia.
“Once fully operational, our solar farms will be able to provide green power to the equivalent of around 61,000 Spanish houses, contributing significantly to the achievement of local climate targets.”
“Spain is one of our key markets, offering fantastic wind and especially solar settings,” RWE Renewables wind onshore and solar PV Europe and APAC chief operating officer Katja Wunschel said.
“We are pleased to contribute to Spain’s energy revolution with our two new ground-mounted solar farms, which are part of the country’s continuous growth of renewables. When these projects are finished in 2022, they will further improve our already strong renewables presence in Spain, as well as our global solar portfolio.”
RWE is also building solar projects with a total capacity of more than 7.6 GW in different European and North American countries.