A shared renewable energy model
Repsol Solmatch solar communities
Repsol Solmatch is a new service through which we're paving the way for distributed or decentralized electricity generation in Spain. With this project, we are bringing renewable power generation to the point of consumption by designing solar communities in urban centers.
What is this service all about?
The system produces 100% renewable energy through solar panels installed on particular roofs in the area (Roofers), and this energy is distributed for consumption to homes (Matchers) located within a radius of 500 meters. With these solar communities, we encourage new production and consumption models, promoting the use of cleaner and more efficient energy.
This circular initiative reduces CO2 emissions given that the energy generated is 100% renewable. It also optimizes resources as fewer individual installations are required, and therefore less raw materials are used.
With Repsol Solmatch, the first major solar community in Spain, our goal is to set up 250 solar communities in the country in 2021.
Repsol Solmatch in figures
More than 13,200 homes have the possibility to consume 100% renewable energy.
Altogether, the communities contribute to reducing over 2,040 tonnes of CO2 every year.
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Classification by key lines and value chain
Our circular economy projects are aligned with the key lines of our strategy and are present throughout our entire value chain, from obtaining raw materials to commercializing products and services.
Find out more about our circular economy projects
Fuels from urban waste
We recover leftover energy from urban waste that has reached the end of its useful life in order to produce fuels.
We obtain new polyolefins from recycled materials, while guaranteeing top quality and functionality.
We implement solutions to transform biomass into advanced biofuels with low CO2 emissions.
Drilling mud management
We transform drilling mud waste into new fuels by applying thermal desorption techniques.
We transform plastic waste into circular polyolefins that feature the same quality and functionality of virgin materials.
Lubricants formulated with regenerated bases
We use base oils derived from the regeneration of used oils to produce new lubricants.
Waste treatment in our facilities
We apply bioremediation and compost techniques to make use of waste.
Reusing asset equipment
We extend the useful life of our asset equipment by reusing it in our own operations or those of other companies.
Reusing water from urban wastewater plants
We reuse water from urban wastewater treatment plants to reduce the amount of fresh water consumed.