Jamón Salamaca

Jamón Salamaca’s decarbonisation journey continues with a 2 MW installation

Jamon Salamaca is one of Spain’s largest producers of what is regarded as the best ham in the world, Jamón Ibérico. The company has now taken another step towards a more sustainable future. On the roof of one of their largest sites outside Salamanca, they now have a 2 MW solar PV system with 3,690 solar panels.

For us it was an easy step to install solar panels. It is a natural part of our decarbonization journey.” says Javier Fernández Merinas, Director of Operations at Jamón Salamanca.

With the PPA Bright Sunday takes the operational responsibility and the performance risk whereas Jamón Salamanca only pays for energy produced. This way, Jamón Salamanca gets a worry free solution.

The Power Purchase Agreement was a strategic choice for Jamón Salamanca.” says Jamón Salamanca’s Project Manager, Santiago Martin. “It has a clear advantage of zero upfront investment for the system and support liquidity for the company. This allows us to focus on our core business operations while still benefiting from CO2 free energy. We are actually also reducing our energy cost

Smooth installation process
The actual technical installation of the solar PV system took about 4 months. The technical design and installation was done by SolarTec (www.solartecrenovables.com), Bright Sunday’s technical partner. Bright Sunday’s technical experts have been closely involved throughout the project and have been responsible for quality assurance and inspections.

The installation process actually went faster than the initial time plan and had no impact at all on our operations. Even if we haven’t been involved in the work it’s good to know what is happening on our site and roof. The communication with both Bright Sunday and SolarTec has been very clear and transparent” says Santiago Martin, Jamón Salamanca.

COMPANY:Jamón Salamaca
LOCATION:Salamanca, Spain