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Renewable energy contributed 33.8% in Spain

Renewable energy contributed 33.8%, wind energy 14.5%, concentrated solar power 3.6% and photovoltaic 3.9%. Generation structure for the month of August 2018 The peninsular demand for electrical energy during the month of August reached 22,095 GWh, the highest in this month of the last ten years, consequence, mainly, of the registered temperatures, above the average … Continue reading Renewable energy contributed 33.8% in Spain

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The Concentrated Solar Power is the renewable one, between those that take advantage of the sun or the wind, that more electricity generates per MW installed since May in Spain

More concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage in the system would reduce the contribution of natural gas cycles and coal, which would lower the price of electricity in the wholesale market. Solar thermal energy is renewable, compared to wind energy and photovoltaic, which generates more electricity per MW installed since last May, thanks to its … Continue reading The Concentrated Solar Power is the renewable one, between those that take advantage of the sun or the wind, that more electricity generates per MW installed since May in Spain

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Vestas intends to cease production at factory in León, Spain

To sustain its competitiveness in the growing global market for wind energy, Vestas continuously introduces new products and optimises its global footprint to meet market demand across regions. By doing so, Vestas aims to ensure a competitive product portfolio, economies of scale and continuous optimisation of manufacturing, transportation, and sourcing costs. Recent market developments have … Continue reading Vestas intends to cease production at factory in León, Spain

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The world’s first telescopic offshore wind turbine installed in Gran Canaria

ALE’s innovative and safer heavylifting techniques have been demonstrated when they completed the tower lifting operations, coupling and offshore installation of the world’s first self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine in Arinaga and the Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN), Gran Canaria. Coordinated by ESTEYCO, the ELICAN project aims to develop a disruptive technology for offshore wind … Continue reading The world’s first telescopic offshore wind turbine installed in Gran Canaria

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Senvion signs agreement in Spain for up to 300 MW of wind energy

Senvion has signed an agreement which includes the delivery of wind turbines for up to 300 MW wind power projects in Spain with Alfanar, which received the largest wind allotment of 720 MW. The installation and commissioning is planned in 2019. The agreement also covers a 20-year full maintenance service for all turbines. This is … Continue reading Senvion signs agreement in Spain for up to 300 MW of wind energy

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Concentrated solar power marks historical record of generation when reaching the 899 GWh in July in Spain

The concentrated solar power plants has generated electricity for 24 hours a day on the 31st day of July, obtaining the generation record above 100 MW over 723 hours. The concentrated solar power has set a record for monthly electricity generation, reaching 899 GWh in July, according to the REE data (Source: REE) collected by Protermosolar, … Continue reading Concentrated solar power marks historical record of generation when reaching the 899 GWh in July in Spain

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Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

Data from Red Electrica de Espana shows that 45.8% of electricity came from renewable resources. The data, which was taken from January and June, shows an 8.5% increase in renewable production. At the end of 2015, Spain was the world’s fifth biggest producer of wind power with Cadiz home to  Acciona Energía – the world’s … Continue reading Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 92 of its newest wind turbine models at 10 wind farms in Spain

Siemens Gamesa, Spain’s leading wind turbine OEM, continues to fortify its strong position in the market with new orders for the supply of 289 MW to five different customers: Viesgo, Grupo Jorge, Comunidad General de Riegos del Alto Aragón and two important energy companies. All of these projects fall under the scope of the renewable … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 92 of its newest wind turbine models at 10 wind farms in Spain

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Wind industry tells Energy Ministers how to unlock South East Europe’s renewable potential

WindEurope and Eurelectric held a joint workshop in Sofia yesterday looking at how to unlock the vast potential of wind energy in South East Europe. The event gathered policy makers and industry to discuss how to restart local markets in view of the Clean Energy Package, with a focus on Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. An … Continue reading Wind industry tells Energy Ministers how to unlock South East Europe’s renewable potential

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Nordex Group receives three contract awards in Spain

The Nordex Group has won yet new orders from Spain. The company will supply a total of 31 turbines with a combined capacity of 95 megawatts. Nordex will begin with the installation of these wind farms starting in March 2019. Two of the wind farms will be built near Zaragoza, the third one near Cuenca. … Continue reading Nordex Group receives three contract awards in Spain

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Renewables contributed 43.9% in Spain in May

Renewables contributed 43.9% in Spain in May: wind 17.2%, solar thermal 2.7% and photovoltaic 4.1%.Generation of the month of May 2018 The peninsular demand for electric power in May is estimated at 20,044 GWh, 1% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures … Continue reading Renewables contributed 43.9% in Spain in May

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Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow battery at its La Plana test site in Spain

Hybrid projects combined of wind-energy, solar PV and other energy sources are becoming a more and more attractive option to drive the energy transition to higher shares of renewable energy in the mix. Siemens Gamesa is one of the pioneers in this development with a long term track record in hybridization and off-grid technology. Now … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow battery at its La Plana test site in Spain

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Siemens Gamesa inaugurates a new technology centre for renewable energy electric systems in Madrid

Siemens Gamesa today inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid town of San Fernando de Henares. As a result, the company has expanded and upgraded the facilities previously operated in Coslada, evidencing its clear-cut strategic commitment to technology development and innovation. This new plant is an important electric systems centre … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa inaugurates a new technology centre for renewable energy electric systems in Madrid

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Spain’s Bilbao fights to lead European wind power sector

With a brand-new factory and a cluster of specialised firms, the Basque city of Bilbao is the focus of Spain’s wind power industry which is fighting to hold its own in the face of fierce competition from China and northern Europe. Iberdrola and Gamesa, two of the most important players in the sector, have their … Continue reading Spain’s Bilbao fights to lead European wind power sector

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Acciona, the biggest retailer of 100% renewable energy in the Spanish market

ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, a subsidiary of the ACCIONA Group, was the biggest retailer of 100% renewable electricity in Spain last year, according to data published by the Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC) on the System to Guarantee the Origin and Labelling of Electricity for 2017. Act 3/2013 attributes the management of … Continue reading Acciona, the biggest retailer of 100% renewable energy in the Spanish market

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EIB provides EUR 50 mln to build nine wind farms in Aragón

The European Investment Bank has today taken another step forward in the promotion of clean energy production in Spain. With the support of the Investment Plan for Europe, the EU bank has signed an EUR 50 million loan to finance a wind power project developed by the Spanish firm Forestalia Renovables. The shareholders in the “Goya” … Continue reading EIB provides EUR 50 mln to build nine wind farms in Aragón

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 166 MW at four new wind farms to be developed by Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables in Spain

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has entered into new agreements with Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables for the supply of 166 MW at four wind farm developments in Spain. These projects fall under the scope of the renewable capacity allocated to the Spanish utility as part of the auction held last May. Specifically, Siemens Gamesa will … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 166 MW at four new wind farms to be developed by Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables in Spain

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The wind power made 32.9% in March in Spain

Renewables reached 56.6% of electricity generation in Spain in March, with wind energy accounting for 32.9%, 2.3% for photovoltaics and 0.9% for concentrated solar power.   The peninsular demand for electric power in March is estimated at 22,111 GWh, 4.7% higher than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects … Continue reading The wind power made 32.9% in March in Spain

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Vestas and EDPR install wind turbine-coupled hybrid demonstrator

A wind and solar photovoltaic hybrid demonstrator has recently been installed at an EDPR wind farm in Cádiz, Spain. The initiative is part of EDPR’s R&D strategy and Vestas’ increasing efforts to offer sustainable energy solutions that meet customers’ increasing need to balance energy supply with grid demand. EDP Renewables (EDPR), a global leader in … Continue reading Vestas and EDPR install wind turbine-coupled hybrid demonstrator

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Siemens Gamesa boosts its leadership in Spain with the supply of wind turbines at an Iberdrola wind farm in Tenerife (Spain)

Siemens Gamesa continues to win new orders in Spain, where it is the number-one OEM, having installed over 55% of the total installed fleet. The company recently secured an agreement for the supply of turbines at a wind farm developed in Tenerife by Iberdrola together with local partners. Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa boosts its leadership in Spain with the supply of wind turbines at an Iberdrola wind farm in Tenerife (Spain)

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