Repsol Unveils PV Solar Farm Kappa
Repsol's first PV solar farm Kappa has been opened. Located in the town of Manzanares, in the central Spanish province of Ciudad Real, the farm represents an investment of EUR 100 million and boasts a total installed capacity of 126.6 MW distributed across three plants. Two of these, Perseo Fotón I and Perseo Fotón II, are already operational, with a combined capacity of 90.5 MW. The third plant, Perseo Fotón III, is still under development. It will add another 36.1 MW when it comes online.
The new solar farm consists of 285,331 solar modules capable of supplying renewable power to 71,000 homes, around 177,500 persons. This will help avoid the emission of nearly 107,600 tons of CO2 each year, or the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide as that absorbed by 13.5 million trees.
The construction of Kappa has provided the region with a significant economic boost, creating 400 locally-sourced jobs throughout the various stages of development. More than half of the workers have come from the town of Manzanares and its surroundings.
The new PV solar power farm in Manzanares serves to consolidate Repsol as a multi-energy leader in Castile-La Mancha and the province of Ciudad Real. Through its industrial complex in Puertollano, the company is already one of the primary drivers of economic growth in the region. As this complex evolves into a multi-energy hub in alignment with the company’s 2021–2025 Strategic Plan, Repsol plans to invest around €700 million in decarbonization and circular economy projects in Puertollano over the next five years. The company also boasts a network of over 300 service stations in Castile-La Mancha and more than 43,000 power and gas retail customers.
Kappa is one of the seven renewable energy projects that Repsol is developing on the Iberian Peninsula. It bolsters the company's role as an important producer of low-carbon power. Repsol's total installed capacity is currently 3,386 MW, with another 2,549 MW in various stages of development.
Repsol is developing two other solar projects in Spain: Valdesolar, with 264 MW in the western province of Badajoz, and Sigma, with 204 MW in the province of Cadiz in the southwestern part of the country.