Repsol today inaugurated its first photovoltaic complex, called Kappa, in the municipality of Manzanares (Ciudad Real). The installation, which has been a investment of 100 million euros, has a total installed power of 126.6 megawatts (MW) distributed in three plants: the already operational Perseo Fotón I and Perseo Fotón II, which total 90.5 MW, and Perseo Fotón III, currently under construction and which will add the 36.1 MW remaining.
It consists of 285,331 solar modules and will allow supplying electricity from renewable sources to 71,000 households - about 177,500 people -, avoiding the emission into the atmosphere of about 107,600 tons of CO2 each year, which is equivalent to the absorption of carbon dioxide by 13.5 million trees.
Its construction has provided a strong economic boost for the region, with the creation of 400 jobs throughout its different stages, with more than half of the workers coming from the municipality of Manzanares and its surroundings, according to the company.
Repsol is one of the main engines of economic growth in Castilla-La Mancha through its industrial complex located in Puertollano. And it highlights that in its evolution to be a multi-energy hub and following its Strategic Plan 2021-2025, the investment contemplated by Repsol in this center in decarbonisation and circular economy projects it will stand at 700 million euros in the next five years. In addition, the company has a network of nearly 300 service stations in Castilla-La Mancha and 43,000 electricity and gas customers.