Renewable energy sources are increasingly being used. They have also reached the countryside in the form of solar farms, photovoltaic farms or solar farms using a large number of solar panels to collect energy.


A solar farm is a set of photovoltaic solar panels located on the same plot, generally owned by the community to produce their own energy. This way of obtaining energy has proliferated a lot in Spain due to the high solar radiation that we have, as well as the many advantages that solar energy presents.

Investing in solar farms is a success, not only at the level of sustainability and the environment, but also because it has many benefits. Among them we can highlight the following:

  • They are profitable, since we get energy efficiently and taking care of the environment.
  • Installation costs are shared by all co-owners.
  • In approximately 8 years they can reach self-financing, ceasing to produce expenses and producing benefits.

Although, like everything else, it also presents some risks, since from the outset a high investment is needed, a large area of land and a highly dependent climate.

We have previously mentioned that solar farms have community objectives, but they can also have commercial objectives. In this case, the energy generated in the orchards is sold for public service. These would house a capacity that would reach 2,000 MW, unlike the community ones that would generate a maximum of 5 MW.

Finally, we must differentiate between orchards and solar farms. A solar farm has land that was for agricultural use, with small extensions and normally owned by individuals, while a large solar farm may or may not have been land for agricultural use, its extensions are large, group owned and High voltage transformers are required.

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