passive zone of more than 5,000 m2 The roof of the Royal Palace of Madrid, with the orientation of all the main points and without the surrounding buildings that shadow it, would allow a rooftop installation of more than 380 kWp.
On the other hand, buildings in sectors 5 and 6 of a city called Canada Real Galliana have constructions that, although precarious, have a large area for the installation of solar collectors, which have the potential to generate megawatts. In fact, a certain number of households, given the power outages it has suffered for the past 2 years, already have photovoltaic panels and a cultural heritage to share on energy saving and efficiency.
The distance between the two places is about 20 km. This would be acceptable if the United We Can group’s proposal is approved, otherwise – if it is not approved – it would also not be an inconvenience, as other collection/consumption points could be placed on public building rooftops, both (health center, school, sports center, town hall…), integrating, like other private buildings, a Royal Energy Community, which will be a paradigm of solidarity, united by energy with copper ties.
The initial approach, with the participation of National Heritage and the La Cañada Neighborhood Association, is already sparking the interest of other stakeholders, such as the Almudena Cathedral, although it already has a 50kWp solar photovoltaic installation, which could add a lot of energy.2 Currently unproductive surface on their roofs.
future Royal Energy Community This could be the destination of 4.5 million euros with which National Heritage is going to allocate various palaces and buildings – including the Royal Palace – to promote the energy transition and encourage the use of renewable energy.
The model can be replicated for a similar initiative by integrating more than 13 royal palaces which practically remain empty for years and which have great potential for energy generation for royal energy and social stability.