BayWa r.e. Sells Subsidy-Free Solar Farm Don Rodrigo 2

January. 9, 2019 /PVTIME/ -- The solar farm has a 12-year PPA with Statkraft
already in place and is less than 3 km away from the original Don Rodrigo solar
park (174 MWp) which was the first subsidy-free utility-scale PV plant in
Europe. The 50 MWp Don Rodrigo 2 solar farm is situated near Seville in the
south of Spain and will be connected to the grid in the beginning of 2020.

Benedikt Ortmann, Global Director of Solar Projects at
BayWa r.e. commented on the sale: “We’ve built the first Don Rodrigo project in 2018 mapping out the future
of solar energy. With Don Rodrigo 2 we are now continuing to lead the way for
grid-parity in Spain and Europe.”
And he adds: “This latest deal to sell Don
Rodrigo 2 to the Talanx Group, builds on an already successful relationship
that has seen us take on the operations and management of its 300 MW onshore
wind farm portfolio earlier this year. The Talanx group is a perfect partner
for us, with a like-minded focus on sustainable investments and increasing
Europe’s renewable energy output.”

The sale showcases how BayWa r.e.’s global renewables
expertise can support investors, in both the management and investment of the
renewables sector.

Dr. Peter Brodehser, Head of Infrastructure Investments at
Talanx: “We are very
pleased to have secured the purchase of the subsidy free Don Rodrigo 2. One of
the Talanx Group’s goal is to continue to increase our investments in
renewables. Like BayWa r.e., we take a long-term view to our projects, securing
the best projects for our company group while increasing the generation of
green energy. We’ve invested around 1.3 billion in renewable energy and are
proud to be supporting the emergence of grid parity and the development of
subsidy-free solar.”  

Spread over 162 ha the newly sold solar farm also benefits
from an innovative new single-axis tracker system. Developed by BayWa r.e. and
Zimmermann PV-Tracker GmbH it is the first tracker to be self-powered by its
own string modules. This removes the need for a battery system and improves its

Don Rodrigo 2 will generate approximately 100 GWh of solar
power every year equivalent to the annual consumption of around 30,000 Spanish
households. BayWa r.e. will continue to operate and maintain the solar farm on
behalf of the Talanx Group.

BayWa r.e. is proactively looking for new solar and wind
projects and developers to work with in Spain and Portugal.

 SOURCE:BayWa r.e