23 April 2024 - ENERPARC realizes more than 100 MWp with 22 solar plants on the Balearic Islands

ENERPARC, Europe's leading independent solar park developer and operator, breaks the 100 megawatt mark on the Balearic Islands with the latest connected photovoltaic plant in Son Salomó, Menorca. Son Salomó is already the 22nd ground-mounted photovoltaic plant that ENERPARC has built and operates on Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. 

Cumulatively, the systems generate around 160,000 MWh of solar power per year, covering the consumption of around 45,000 households. At the same time, the solar park portfolio reduces annual CO2 emissions by around 80,000 tons. 

Outstanding commitment

For the archipelago, the green electricity generated is an important milestone on the road to the energy transition and thus independence from fossil fuels. The Balearic government has set itself the goal of reducing the archipelago's CO2 emissions by 40 percent by 2030. 

The local newspaper "Menorca" recently presented ENERPARC Spain with the award for the most meaningful economic activity in 2023 for the Son Salomó solar park. 

Juan Manuel Lafuente, Government Councillor of Menorca, commented: "This solar plant is a commitment to progress and environmental protection and is also the most modern, efficient and cleanest in Spain."

Christoph Koeppen, CEO of ENERPARC AG: "We are delighted to have received this award. Especially in view of the fact that the local requirements on the Balearic Islands presented us with multiple challenges in the planning and construction phases. I am very proud of our teams in Spain and Germany, who have mastered these together flexibly and with great commitment. The result is very individual solar installations that blend into the surroundings and take the local landscape into consideration."

With a total area of 4,992 km², the Balearic Islands are a good 70 times smaller than Germany. ENERPARC has taken the development of the archipelago into account in various ways. For example, the solar specialist has primarily built small solar parks and integrated them very carefully into the surroundings. Thanks to the planting of hedges, their photovoltaic modules are not immediately visible and therefore have hardly any impact on the landscape. ENERPARC has also clad all the buildings - such as transformer houses - in such a way that they blend in with the typical Balearic architecture. 

For the Son Salomó project, ENERPARC undertook in advance to rebuild several of the old dry stone cattle shelters on the site with a spacer buffer and to restore the most severely damaged ones. Dry stone walls that had to be demolished during the construction phase were built by ENERPARC in exactly the same arrangement under the photovoltaic modules so that the site could be optimally restored after any dismantling at the end of the project. And finally, the company built learning paths for schoolchildren.


The international specialist for solar power plants in the megawatt segment is active as a developer, constructor, operator and investor of large-scale solar power plants. Founded in Hamburg in 2008 and not listed on the stock exchange, the company currently employs over 500 people and is active in Spain, France, Portugal, India and Australia in addition to its core market of Germany. In recent years, ENERPARC has successfully connected more than 650 solar plants with an output of over 4,500 MW to the grid worldwide - around 3,500 MW of which are its own solar power plants - and has become one of the largest independent power producers for solar energy in Europe. ENERPARC's goal is to develop a total of 10 GW of PV systems for its own portfolio and a further 10 GW for third-party solar portfolios worldwide by 2030.

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