Don Rodrigo: BayWa r.e. installs up to 10,000 panels per day

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BayWa r.e. is on schedule with the construction of the Don Rodrigo photovoltaic solar park in southern Spain: two thirds of the total of 500,000 solar panels have already been installed.

The on-site team is currently installing up to 10,000 panels per day. If all goes according to plan, BayWa r.e. will complete the construction of the landmark project by the end of the year.

“Don Rodrigo is our first project of this magnitude. The challenge is to optimally coordinate the logistics and installation on site. Furthermore, we recently had to contend with uncharacteristically long periods of rain for the region. Nevertheless, we are still right on schedule,” comments Benedikt Ortmann, Managing Director at BayWa r.e. Solar Projects GmbH.

With a total capacity of 175 MWp, more than 300 GWh of solar power will be generated in future from an area of around 265 hectares – this corresponds to the annual consumption of roughly 93,000 ordinary Spanish households. Don Rodrigo will be the first solar park of this size in Europe to manage completely subsidy-free. A 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Norwegian energy group Statkraft for the sale of the generated solar energy was finalised in spring. 

Further information about the project and construction works can be found here: https://bit.ly/2E4Nbki
 

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Felix Gmelin
Communication Manager
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
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