Acciona S.A.

March 16th, 2022 Innovative Companies


March 2022

The Spanish company Acciona S.A. is an internationally active conglomerate in the business areas of energy, infrastructure, and real estate. The company’s goal is to make a positive contribution to society and the planet by offering sustainable solutions to the most pressing problems, such as global warming and water scarcity.

Furthermore, they want to promote social awareness of the sustainability megatrend and accelerate the transition to a decarbonized economic model.

Focus on Innovation

The company focuses its innovation on power generation by renewable energies such as wind, solar, biomass, and water. Its own capacity of around 11 gigawatts (GW) produced more than 24 terawatt-hours (TWh) of emissions-free electricity in 2021. This is 1.9% more than in the previous year and covers the needs of over 7.6 million households. With its own renewable power generation facilities, 78% of this is wind energy, 13% photovoltaic, 8% hydropower, and the remainder biomass and solar thermal. In the development of renewable technologies, the company is strengthening its innovative and technical capacities for wind power and photovoltaics, as these have a higher level of maturity and greater competitiveness. Acciona’s innovation team is currently researching advanced technologies for wind and solar plant maintenance and efficiency improvement, as well as technological solutions for microgrids.

Every month ALPORA presents an ALPORA Top Innovator for each innovation fund. For each company, a detailed innovation analysis was carried out based on the ALPORA-Methods and the resulting innovation efficiency score was determined.