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Hornillos de Cerrato (Spain) receives the EOLO 2024 award for the rural integration of wind energy

The award recognizes that wind energy has been implemented with harmony and is compatible with the rest of the economic activities. The municipality of Hornillos de Cerrato in Palencia (Spain) has been awarded the EOLO Prize by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) for being a “model municipality” where the development and integration of wind … Continue reading Hornillos de Cerrato (Spain) receives the EOLO 2024 award for the rural integration of wind energy

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The decline in wind energy pushed European market prices higher at the beginning of June

In the first week of June, prices in most European electricity markets increased compared to the previous week. Germany registered the highest price since the end of November 2023, €235.52/MWh, on June 4 from 20:00 to 21:00. The increases were largely driven by the general decline in wind energy production. Despite the increases, most markets … Continue reading The decline in wind energy pushed European market prices higher at the beginning of June

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Council of Ministers will debate floating photovoltaics in Spain

The Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, assured this Tuesday during her appearance in the Senate, that she trusts that the royal decree for the installation of floating photovoltaic plants will be submitted to the approval of the Government “in the coming weeks”, before summer, having the comments of the Council of State already … Continue reading Council of Ministers will debate floating photovoltaics in Spain

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40 years later, photovoltaics lights up half of Spain

Photovoltaic solar has become the second technology with the most megawatts installed and led electricity generation in May for the first time. In 1984, 40 years ago, a space technology, used since 1958 outside of Earth, was established in Spain. Iberdrola then launched the first photovoltaic plant connected to the grid in San Agustín de … Continue reading 40 years later, photovoltaics lights up half of Spain

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The EOLO group develops a new method to analyze the long-term mechanical fatigue of floating offshore wind

The EOLO group, from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has presented an innovative method to analyze the long-term mechanical fatigue of floating offshore wind turbines. This advance, led by researcher Alain Ulazia, promises to optimize the useful life of these structures and evaluate their viability in different locations. Using wind and wave history … Continue reading The EOLO group develops a new method to analyze the long-term mechanical fatigue of floating offshore wind

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Rafael Benjumea revalidates his position as president of the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF)

Rafael Benjumea, from FLS Solar, has been re-elected as president of the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) during the General Assembly held by the Association this Wednesday in Madrid, a position he has held since 2020. During these four years of mandate, the sector has experienced key regulatory changes and experienced moments of record growth due … Continue reading Rafael Benjumea revalidates his position as president of the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF)

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So far in 2024, photovoltaics have avoided the emission of 6.4 million tons of CO2 in Spain

The Spanish Photovoltaic Union, the majority sector association of solar energy in Spain, commemorates one more year the International Environment Day by joining the call to action made by the United Nations Organization so that citizens, public institutions and companies work in a coordinated manner in the fight against the climate emergency. On this occasion, … Continue reading So far in 2024, photovoltaics have avoided the emission of 6.4 million tons of CO2 in Spain

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Lower prices in European electricity markets in the last week of May and new photovoltaic record in Portugal

In the last week of May, prices in most European electricity markets fell compared to the previous week. Most markets registered negative prices at the end of the week. The increase in renewable energy production and the decrease in demand in some markets favored the decreases. On May 27, Portugal broke the all?time record for … Continue reading Lower prices in European electricity markets in the last week of May and new photovoltaic record in Portugal

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Photovoltaic solar becomes the leading technology in the Spanish generation mix for the first time in May, with 23.8% of the total

Monthly production with renewables in our country represented 63% and technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent reached a share of 81.4%: wind contributed 20.2% and photovoltaic 23.8%.The demand for electrical energy in Spain increases 1.1% in May. Electricity demand grows by 3.8% in the Balearic Islands and 2.8% in the Canary Islands, once the … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar becomes the leading technology in the Spanish generation mix for the first time in May, with 23.8% of the total

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Acciona will repower several wind farms located in Tahivilla

Little by little, new repowering projects are arriving in the Spanish wind farm fleet. A sector that will see quite a bit of movement in the coming years after the ministry (through IDAE) granted a package of aid. Among the winners of these grants, Acciona Energía has been one of the first to publicly announce … Continue reading Acciona will repower several wind farms located in Tahivilla

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Photovoltaic energy leads electricity generation in Spain with 27.6% of consumption

Photovoltaic solar energy has consolidated itself as the main source of electricity generation in May, according to data from Red Eléctrica de España (REE). This advance represents almost 24% of total electricity production and 27.6% of national consumption, excluding exports. This achievement stands out even more when one considers that just five years ago, photovoltaics … Continue reading Photovoltaic energy leads electricity generation in Spain with 27.6% of consumption

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CIP and GE Vernova sign a contract of more than 700 million euros for the supply of wind turbines in the Teruel wind farm

This agreement, one of the largest contracts for wind energy projects in Spain, is expected to provide a significant boost to the Spanish wind industry.The blades of the 125 wind turbines will be built in the GE Vernova factory in Castellón, and the towers in plants of other suppliers in Albacete, Burgos and Galicia.Copenhagen Infrastructure … Continue reading CIP and GE Vernova sign a contract of more than 700 million euros for the supply of wind turbines in the Teruel wind farm

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Acciona’s wind blade recycling plant ‘Waste2Fiber’ declared project of regional interest by the Navarra government

The ‘Waste2Fiber’ plant will use a proprietary thermal treatment technology for the recycling of composite materials present in wind turbine blades. The wind blade recycling plant ‘Waste2Fiber’, spearheaded by ACCIONA, has been declared “a project of regional interest” by the Government of Navarra today, which will accelerate its permitting process and development. Construction of the … Continue reading Acciona’s wind blade recycling plant ‘Waste2Fiber’ declared project of regional interest by the Navarra government

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Prices rise in European electricity markets due to gas and CO2 while photovoltaic energy continues to set records

In the week of May 20, prices in the main European electricity markets rose following increases in gas and CO2 prices. TTF gas and CO2 futures reached the highest values since the first half of December 2023 and January 2024, respectively. Even so, most markets registered negative hourly prices, primarily over the weekend. Solar photovoltaic … Continue reading Prices rise in European electricity markets due to gas and CO2 while photovoltaic energy continues to set records

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The rate of installation of self-consumption with photovoltaics in Spain fell by 26% in the first quarter of 2024

According to data recorded by the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF), the majority association of solar energy in Spain that already has 800 companies, in the first quarter of 2024, the pace of installation of self-consumption in Spain slowed down by 26% compared to the previous year. last year. For its part, the industrial sector is … Continue reading The rate of installation of self-consumption with photovoltaics in Spain fell by 26% in the first quarter of 2024

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Acciona Energía repowers the Tahivilla wind farm

ACCIONA Energía announced today the repowering of the Tahivilla wind farm in Tarifa (Cádiz), which will go from 98 wind turbines to 13 Nordex turbines. The old machines will begin to be dismantled this year, followed by the installation of the new turbines, with the start of operations planned for 2026. The repowering of the … Continue reading Acciona Energía repowers the Tahivilla wind farm

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The 10 countries that will generate the most photovoltaic energy (PV) in 2024

As the world shifts its focus towards renewable energy, solar photovoltaics has become a clear pioneer in the global transition to a sustainable future. Faced with the threat of climate change, nations are struggling to reduce their carbon footprint and meet their energy demands in an environmentally friendly way. Photovoltaics, with its abundance and zero … Continue reading The 10 countries that will generate the most photovoltaic energy (PV) in 2024

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Spanish photovoltaics asks to accelerate the elimination of barriers that hinder storage and green hydrogen, essential for the energy transition

The Spanish Photovoltaic Union, the majority sector association of solar energy in Spain that already has more than 800 associated companies, held today the first day of the II Green Hydrogen and Storage Summit for Solar Energy, inaugurated by Manuel García, director general of Energy Policy and Mines of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and … Continue reading Spanish photovoltaics asks to accelerate the elimination of barriers that hinder storage and green hydrogen, essential for the energy transition

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Photovoltaics sees storage as essential to have adequate prices

The president of the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (Unef), Rafael Benjumea, has said that, in the current context of low electricity prices, storage and green hydrogen play a fundamental role in finding the appropriate price balance for investments. in photovoltaics. Benjumea inaugurated this Wednesday in Madrid the II Summit on Storage and Green Hydrogen for Solar … Continue reading Photovoltaics sees storage as essential to have adequate prices

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Collective photovoltaic self-consumption connected to the Endesa network increases by 83% until April and reaches 9,000

The total number of individual and collective self-consumption supplies connected at the end of the first quarter stood at 280,000, 12% more than the total accumulated until 2023. Endesa’s network subsidiary, e-distribution, has implemented various measures to facilitate the processing and improving information for citizens. The Endesa Networks subsidiary, e-distribution, has increased the number of … Continue reading Collective photovoltaic self-consumption connected to the Endesa network increases by 83% until April and reaches 9,000

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