Renewable Energy

With the latest data published, at the end of 2022 Castilla-La Mancha is the third region with the highest installed renewable power capacity (9,720 MW). This represents 14% of the national total.

The region stands out for its leadership in wind and photovoltaic: in both it is also positioned as the third community with more MW in service of each technology. Out of those 9,720 MW, 4,705 MW correspond to wind and 3,904 MW to photovoltaic.

As a result, in 2022, 63% of the total electricity generated in Castilla-La Mancha was from renewable sources, an amount of electricity that would allow us to cover our annual consumption and achieve a high degree of energy sovereignty.

The objective for 2030 is for Castilla-La Mancha to triple the installation of clean energies in its energy mix, where renewables already represent 80%, 20 points more than the Spanish average.

Photovoltaic generation in Castilla-La Mancha

The photovoltaic sector has a great weight in the Spanish economy, with a contribution to GDP of 4,916 million euros in 2021, thus continuing the upward trend of recent years. In addition, more than 60,000 jobs are directly and indirectly linked to the photovoltaic sector in our country.

Within this context, Castilla-La Mancha is the third region with the highest installed capacity (3,904 MW) and generation (5,747 GWh, 53% more than in 2021).

Photovoltaic generation in Castilla-La Mancha (2022)

Installed capacity (MW) Generation (GWh)
Castilla-La Mancha 3.904 5.747
Spain – total 19.569 27.864
Percentage CLM 19,95% 20,63%

Source: Red Eléctrica Española

Map of photovoltaic installed capacity in Spain and photovoltaic generation parks in Castilla-La Mancha

Sources: Red Eléctrica Española and Junta de Castilla-La Mancha

CSP Generation in Castilla-La Mancha

Concentrating solar power (CSP) in Spain is very limited to the southern half of the country; three regions have 95% of the installed capacity. Castilla-La Mancha ranks third in the national ranking, both in installed capacity and generation.

CSP Generation in Castilla-La Mancha (2022)

Installed capacity (MW) Generation (GWh)
Castilla-La Mancha 349 486
Spain 2.304 4.123
Percentage CLM 15,16% 11,78%

Source: Red Eléctrica Española

Map of CSP plants in Spain and Castilla-La Mancha

Source: Protermosolar

Wind power in Castilla-La Mancha

Wind energy is the technology that contributes most to the energy system in Spain, exceeding 23% of demand in 2021. Spanish wind power is the fifth country worldwide with the highest installed wind power capacity and the second at European level.

With 15.70% of installed capacity and 12.12% of generation, Castilla-La Mancha is consolidated as one of the leading regions for wind energy in Spain.

Wind energy was the first source of electricity generation in Castilla-La Mancha in 2022, with 7,414 GWh.

Wind power generation in Castilla-La Mancha (2022)

Installed capacity (MW) Generation (GWh)
Castilla-La Mancha 4.705 7.414
Spain – total 29.976 61.176
Percentage CLM 15,70% 12,12%

Source: Red Eléctrica Española and Junta de Castilla-La Mancha


Map of installed wind power capacity in Spain and wind generation parks in Castilla-La Mancha



Spain completed its own national hydrogen strategy in October of 2020. The EU will provide funding for hydrogen projects to advance its goals of climate transition and economic recovery after Covid-19. Spain intends to become a net exporter of renewable energy.

Goals for 2030:

  • Installed capacity (electrolyzers): 4 GW (more than 300 GW in 2024)
  • More than 100 refueling stations
  • 5,000 light and heavy vehicles
  • 2 train lines
  • Handling equipment in 5 largest ports and airports

Source: National Hydrogen Association

The National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Testing Centre (CNH2) is the only public research center studying hydrogen technology in Spain. It was created in 2007 and is located in Castilla-La Mancha (in Puertollano, Ciudad Real province). Puertollano is connected to important Spanish cities and offers direct connection to Madrid via high-speed train. The CNH2 is dedicated to promoting scientific and technological research related to hydrogen technologies and fuel cells.


Castilla-La Mancha has its own characteristics that make the region a reference point in this sector. Among the many initiatives, benefits and projects, the following stand out:

-its abundant and high quality agricultural production, which serves as raw material for the bio-based industry. The institutional support for R&D&i, thanks to which the region has many public and private research centers, including the Castilla-La Mancha Science and Technology Park, the Regional Institute for Research and Development of Agriculture and Forestry (IRIAF), the Institute for Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (ISFOC) or the National Center for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (CNH2).

There are also many public-private collaborations and R&D initiatives at the national forefront, such as the CLAMBER project (Castilla-La Mancha Bio-Economy Region). This project was led and developed by the Regional Institute for Research and Development in Agriculture and Forestry (IRIAF) of Castilla-La Mancha and has the following objectives:

Construction of a technologically advanced biorefinery at demonstration scale to explore the production of innovative value-added bioproducts and biofuels from biomass.

Create a technological pole in the region to activate synergies with companies that both produce biomass and are users of bioproducts, and to promote the creation and exploitation of new market niches.


Revitalize the local economy and reverse the negative demographic trend characteristic of rural areas.

Creation of an efficient system of public-private cooperation focused on scientific-technological progress and a driving force for initiatives with European and international scope.

Investment opportunities in CLM

The regional government’s Climate Change Strategy: Horizon 2020-2030 denotes opportunities for companies in the following areas:

Opportunities in photovoltaic
  • Manufacture of solar modules and panels.
  • Maintenance and operations.
  • R&D activities – creating synergies with ISFOC
Opportunities in CSP
  • Development of water consumption reduction and energy storage systems.
  • CSP and biomass hybrid plants.
  • Improvement of control and monitoring systems.
Opportunities in wind power
  • Projects linked to the generation of green hydrogen by wind power.
  • Park maintenance and operations.
  • Manufacture of parts and components.
Opportunities in hydrogen
  • Transportation
  • Energy storage
  • Industrial Applications
Opportunities in bioeconomy
  • Development of probiotics, active ingredients, etc. Natural cosmetics.
  • Production of bioplastics
  • Natural-based pharmaceuticals