Solar development

Welcome to the sunny side​

The sun’s power as a source of clean energy: Without the sun there would be no life on our planet. The amount of energy it radiates is unimaginable. Here on earth, at a distance of 150 million kilometres, we receive more than 1,300 watts of radiated power per square metre. That means it’s up to us to make use of this huge potential.

RWE develops, constructs and operates large scale solar projects and has a global solar development pipeline of >16 GW until 2030. In Spain, RWE has currently 4 solar parks in operations and 2 projects under construction with around 285 MW total capacity.

Are you interested in leasing your land for a solar farm?

How does a solar farm take shape?​

With its team of more than 200 experienced employees in Spain, RWE designs solar farm projects in partnership with elected officials, residents, local associations and administrative authorities. Leveraging the global experience and capabilities of the RWE Group across the entire value chain, RWE Renewables not only develops, but also constructs and operates solar farms.

From the launch of the project to the dismantling or renewal of the plant, we pay special attention to the quality of our work by involving you in the project very early on – here, without a doubt, coordination is the key to success. The development of a solar farm is a relatively long process, which takes on average 4 years:

Solar - stages of development | RWE in Spain


Through in-depth studies, RWE defines the best project for your area. RWE works with specialist consultancies in order to conduct the various studies necessary for compiling the files for the building permit application.

  • Environmental Impact study​

    The environmental study is based on both bibliographical studies (documentation on protected areas, regulations, data from associations) and field investigations (census of plant and animal species).

    This study is carried out over a complete biological cycle (one year). It establishes the potential impacts of the project on the environment, before proposing measures to avoid, reduce or compensate for these impacts. The final objective is to design the project with the least environmental impact. The study documents will be available for consultation during the public enquiry phase.

    Environmental Impact study​​​​ ​​​| RWE in Spain

Consultation ...

... to gain acceptance​

Similar to wind farms, solar projects can also face social acceptance difficulties in the areas concerned. Even though a majority of the Spaniards are in favour of solar energy in the fight against climate change, acceptance can become more difficult when it comes to building solar projects in the area.

In the development of its projects, RWE is committed to a dialogue approach that meets the local community’s expectations. A transparent and clear communication is implemented at each step of the project. Special attention is paid to develop consistent projects with territories in question by involving relevant actors.

Our convictions​

  • Trusting | RWE in Spain

Form a trusting and close bond with the population by working transparently, with sincerity, a listening ear and a constant dialogue.

  • Democratic Participation | RWE in Spain

Rely on the democratic participation of the residents to design a project anchored in the history, culture and identity of the area.

  • Co-construction | RWE in Spain

Develop a co-construction dynamic around an attractive project that creates value and opportunities.

Public inquiry

We implement a range of solutions from the beginning of the project up until the public inquiry:​

  • Understand the local situation: preparation of an area diagnosis and a project perception study involving around thirty local stakeholders​

  • Explain and promote the project: information letters, websites, public meetings, exhibitions, visits to operating solar farm, etc.​

  • Co-construct the project: collaborative work on measures to be implemented to compensate the impacts, assistance to the economic stakeholders to anticipate and benefit from the project, etc.

This consultation process, which is entirely voluntary, is a key asset in the success of the project.

Our experts​

RWE has vast skills and experience within the team in Spain. Our teams of experts will accompany you throughout the project to guarantee its soundness. In addition to ground mounted solar plants, which are currently the most cost effective, RWE is also developing floating photovoltaics on lakes and ponds and so-called “agri-photovoltaics”, which work in synergy with crops or animal farming. 

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