Committed to local development in Castilla-La-Mancha
Picón is a 49.6 MWp photovoltaic project located in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, being the second project we develop in the region.
With a total area of about 90 hectares, the plant has a single-axis tracking system.
|Total output||49.6 MWp|
|Conection||SET Picon 220 kV|
|Modules||Astroenergy 540W – 545W Bifacial|
|Inverters||Huawei SUN2000 String Inverters 185KTL-H1 and 105KTL-H1|
|CO2 emissions avoided per year||70,000 tons of CO2|
Our eighth subsidy-free large-scale solar plant in Spain
Clean energy in Castilla- La Mancha
It is expected that the 50 MW Picon solar park, starts operations in Q4 2023.
The energy produced will be equivalent to the annual savings of more than 70,000 tons of CO2. This is enough electricity to supply around 25,000 homes.
Throughout the development of the Picón solar project, which began in 2017, BayWa r.e has had the support of the local authorities and communities.
Picón was sold at the beggining of the year to L&G NTR Clean Power Fund, fund managed by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), global asset manager, and NTR, focused on renewable energies.
Part of a PPA with Nestlé
The project is part of a power purchase agreement (PPA) that BayWa r.e. signed in 2022 with Nestlé, the Swiss multinational. Thanks to this 10-year agreement, the world's leading company in the food and beverage sector, will be able to supply itself with the electricity generated by the new solar park.
Picón, which will be located near Ciudad Real, will generate about 100 GWh of solar energy each year, and use some of that energy (62 GWh) to power Nestlé's operations in Spain and Portugal.
Glocal approach: Global Experience and Local Action
To continue driving the energy transition in Spain, we have a dedicated team 160 professionals in the country.
We have already installed over 500 MW of renewable energy capacity and currently have more than 2 GW in our wind and solar project pipeline.
In addition we rely on the expertise and financial stregth of our parent company BayWa r.e. that has over 30 years of experience in the development of wind and solar energy projects around the world.
The ecological corridor of BayWa r.e.
We have signed a collaboration agreement with the town council of Picon, for the creation of 'The ecological corridor of BayWa r.e.'. This ecological corridor will contribute to the reforestation and sustainable development of the area.
The corridor will consist of 104 holm oaks, 28 ash trees, 63 brooms and 14 oleanders. The plants come from a nursery registered in the Register of Nursery Plant Producers of the Autonomous Community of Castile-La Mancha, official nurseries or other equally legalised nurseries.
BayWa r.e.'s ecological corridor will be 700 metres long and will be located around the Picon solar park.