SOLAR POWER PLANTS IN CASTILE AND LEÓN

Iberdrola España supplies solar energy in Castile and León for Spain's first hybrid wind-photovoltaic plant

Castile and León is the autonomous community that generates the most renewable energy for Iberdrola España, a total of 5,956 MW, and also produces a significant amount of solar megawatts. Spread across the provinces of Palencia, Burgos and Salamanca, its five operational photovoltaic facilities have a capacity of 574 MW, which is equivalent to the energy needed to supply thousands of homes with clean, 100% renewable energy.

Solar power plant in Castile and LeóN

Solar power plants in Castile and León

Number of solar power plants 5
Total installed capacity 574 MW
Year of first installation 2022

It is also home to the country's first hybrid wind and solar plant, the Ballestas and Casetona plant, which has placed the region at the forefront of green energy projects. By investing in renewable energies, Iberdrola España not only invests in the environment and the future, but also promotes the development of rural Spain.

Solar power plants in Burgos

The province of Burgos has been a very innovative and pioneering province when it comes to photovoltaic energy: it is the birthplace of the first hybrid wind-solar plant in the country, as well as Iberdrola España's first solar plant in the region. In total, it has two plants with a solar capacity of 124 MW.

Balletas and Casetona solar power plants

As part of one of our most ambitious projects, Iberdrola España has built a 74 megawatt photovoltaic plant to hybridise the existing Ballestas and Casetona (BaCa) wind complex. The addition of this solar module to the complex not only increases the contribution of green, cheap and competitive energy to the facility's electricity system, but also serves to reduce dependence on changing environmental conditions: the two energy sources complement each other for more stable renewable production when solar or wind incidence is reduced.

Located in the Burgos municipalities of Revilla Vallejera, Villamedianilla and Vallejera, it is the first hybrid wind and solar plant in the country. The construction of this technologically cutting-edge facility has contributed to the revitalisation of the region's industrial fabric: it has involved 360 workers and required an investment of €40 million.

Revilla-Vallejera solar power plant

Located in the municipality that gives it its name, the Revilla-Vallejera solar plant was the first to be commissioned by Iberdrola España in the region. With a capacity of 50 MW, the plant generates clean energy to supply 26,000 homes per year. Since its installation in 2022, it has prevented the emission of 12,300 tonnes of CO2 per year. Its construction required an investment of 32 million euros and the work of 250 professionals.

Solar power plants in Salamanca

Salamanca is one of the provinces of Castile and León that receives the most sunshine per year, and Iberdrola España is taking advantage of this natural resource to generate clean energy. In 2023, we will install our first solar plant in the province.

Villarino solar power plant

Located in the municipality of Villarino de los Aires, the Villarino photovoltaic plant has a capacity of 50 MW, making it capable of producing energy for approximately 27,000 homes. Consisting of 110,000 modules, the plant avoids the emission of 12,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Its installation involved an investment of €33 million for Iberdrola España.

Solar plants in Palencia

Iberdrola España commissioned two new solar plants in Palencia in 2023: Velilla and Virgen de Areños III. This brings our installed capacity in the province to more than 350 MW and reinforces our energy commitment to Castilla y León.

Velilla solar plant

Located in the municipality of Villalba de Guardo, the Velilla solar plant has an installed capacity of 349,89 MW. This capacity enables it to supply clean energy to around 180,000 homes per year and contributes to reducing atmospheric emissions of 85,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.  

The construction of this photovoltaic installation has required an investment of 217 million euros and is located in an area considered as a just transition zone. In addition, it will have over 630,000 modules and it is expected that up to 850 professionals will be involved in the project during peak workloads. 

Virgen de Areños III solar plant

The Virgen de Areños III photovoltaic plant is located in the district of Acera de la Vega in the municipality of Villota del Páramo and has an installed capacity of 50 MW. The solar installation produces electricity to supply 26,300 households and was built thanks to an investment of €27.5 million. The plant is expected to produce 85,902 MWh/year.

RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN CASTILE AND LEÓN

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