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38% Of Spain’s July Electricity Demand Was Met By Wind Power and Solar Energy (PV and Concentrated Solar Power)

Renewable Energies in July covering 37.6% of the demand in Spain: 16.8% wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 4% and solar photovoltaic PV 4.3%. Solar power and wind energy sector has a bumper output in Spain last month as the two technologies fulfilled more than a third of the country’s total electricity demand. Renewable energy … Continue reading 38% Of Spain’s July Electricity Demand Was Met By Wind Power and Solar Energy (PV and Concentrated Solar Power)

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) produces 29% more in Spain until June

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) came to supply 5% of electricity generation and covered between 13 and 14 h. 8.3% of demand on July 13.   Concentrated solar thermal power production increased 29% in the first six months of the year, reaching 2,446 GWh accumulated, compared to 1,886 GWh in the same period in 2013, according … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) produces 29% more in Spain until June

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Renewable Energies in July covering 37.6% of the demand in Spain: 16.8% wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 4% and solar photovoltaic PV 4.3%

Renewable energy between January and July 2014 generated 48.4% of the electricity demand in Spain: 22.2% wind power, 2.3% concentrating solar thermal power and photovoltaic solar energy 3.3%. The mainland electricity demand in July, after taking into account the effects of the timing and temperatures increased by 0.1% over the same month last year. Gross … Continue reading Renewable Energies in July covering 37.6% of the demand in Spain: 16.8% wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 4% and solar photovoltaic PV 4.3%

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The Spanish wind power industry installed less than 0.1 MW in the first semester

The consequences of the strong regulatory punishment suffered by the Spanish wind power sector are already visible: in the first semester of the year, Spain only installed a wind turbine of 0.08 MW in Galicia, bringing the total installed wind power to 22,970.58 MW, according to data compiled by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE). … Continue reading The Spanish wind power industry installed less than 0.1 MW in the first semester

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NER 300 backs floating wind energy, concentrated solar power

Floating wind turbines and concentrated solar power (CSP) demonstration projects were among those selected for funding under the European Commission’s (EC’s) NER 300 programme. NER 300 – which uses revenue from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to back pre-commercial clean energy initiatives – handed out about €1bn ($1.36bn) to 19 schemes. The Spanish BALEA and … Continue reading NER 300 backs floating wind energy, concentrated solar power

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Renewable energy covers 42 pct of Spain’s electricity needs in 2013

A study published by the Spanish Electricity Network (Red Electica Espanola) on Thursday showed renewables covered 42.2 percent of the demand for electricity in mainland Spain in 2013 with wind energy the main contributor. Wind energy produced 21.2 percent of the country’s electricity, 3.1 percent up on the 18.1 percent from 2012. Meanwhile, hydro-electric power … Continue reading Renewable energy covers 42 pct of Spain’s electricity needs in 2013

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KKR and Acciona partner in global renewable energy business

Acciona, a global infrastructure, water and renewable energy group, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (together with its affiliates, “KKR”), a leading global investment firm, today announced a partnership to consolidate and develop one of the largest operating international renewable energy portfolios in the world. Under the agreement, KKR will invest in ACCIONA Energía … Continue reading KKR and Acciona partner in global renewable energy business

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Iberian Peninsula’s geothermal energy can generate current electrical capacity five times over

The temperature increases by 30 ºC for every kilometre further underground. This thermal gradient, generated by the flow of heat from the inside of Earth and the breakdown of radioactive elements in the crust, produces geothermal power. About 500 power stations around the world already use it to generate electricity, although there are yet to … Continue reading Iberian Peninsula’s geothermal energy can generate current electrical capacity five times over

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Spain Deals Another Blow To Renewable Power

In the latest move to draw down Spain’s energy sector debt, Madrid unveiled a new clean energy bill this week that will cap earnings on power plants as well as introduce retroactive actions, earning a quick rebuke from the country’s already ailing renewable sector. According to a Bloomberg report, clean energy “generators will earn a … Continue reading Spain Deals Another Blow To Renewable Power

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in 2013 increased by nearly 0.9 GW, up 36%, to more than 3.4 GW

The concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) market continued to advance in 2013 after record growth in 2012. Total global Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity increased by nearly 0.9 GW, up 36%, to more than 3.4 GW.   The United States and Spain continued their global market leadership. However, a global shift to areas of high … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in 2013 increased by nearly 0.9 GW, up 36%, to more than 3.4 GW

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Spain close to approving new renewable energy rules

The regulation includes variations for a range of technologies – including wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power, photovoltaic and biomass – and the year the assets were installed.   The Spanish cabinet could approve on Friday a law that will cut renewable energy subsidies as part of a drive to reduce a 30 billion euro ($41 … Continue reading Spain close to approving new renewable energy rules

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Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World in Wind Power

Denmark produced one third of its electricity from the wind in 2013. In no other country has wind’s share of annual electricity generation yet topped 30 percent. But the Danes are not stopping there—they are eyeing a goal of 50 percent wind by 2020, with most of the needed expansion coming from offshore wind farms. … Continue reading Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World in Wind Power

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Spanish island El Hierro to be fully powered by wind energy, hydroelectric

Spain’s Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power. A wind farm opening at the end of June will turn into electricity the gusts that rake the steep cliffs and green mountains of the volcanic island off the … Continue reading Spanish island El Hierro to be fully powered by wind energy, hydroelectric

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Will the wind energy in Spain blow slower on the plain?

Since the time of Don Quixote, the winds have blown strongly across the Spanish plains. But these days, Cervantes’ deluded hero would be more likely to go tilting at wind turbines rather than mills. This is because sunny Spain has established itself as a European superpower in wind energy as well as in solar power. … Continue reading Will the wind energy in Spain blow slower on the plain?

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Spain renewable energy cuts to cost sector 1.7bn euros

Spain’s cuts in subsidies for renewable energy will hit company revenues by about 1.7 billion euros ($2.34 billion) this year, the country’s competition regulator CNMC said in a report on Monday. The government is cutting renewable subsidies as part of a drive to reduce a 30 billion euro ($41 billion) power tariff deficit built up … Continue reading Spain renewable energy cuts to cost sector 1.7bn euros

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Gamesa completes the installation of its onshore 5 MW prototype in Alaiz (Spain)

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has completed the installation of the first prototype of its G128-5.0MW onshore turbine at its R&D facility in Alaiz (Navarra, Spain). The end of the assembly process triggers the start of the process of certifying the new turbine, slated for completion during the last quarter of this … Continue reading Gamesa completes the installation of its onshore 5 MW prototype in Alaiz (Spain)

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Photovoltaic solar energy now same price as conventional power in Germany, Italy, Spain

Solar energy now costs the same as conventionally generated electricity in Germany, Italy and Spain, a report has revealed. The research has warned, however, that high installation costs are impeding other countries from achieving grid parity. An analysis by consulting firm Eclareon, carried out on behalf of an international group of sustainable energy interests has … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy now same price as conventional power in Germany, Italy, Spain

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Wind energy’s triumph in Spain is being ignored by the government

In 2013 wind power was the leading source of electricity in Spain, but wind energy is facing huge regulatory hurdles – the latest of which will be discussed in detail at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona on Wednesday 12 March. We spoke to Jaume Margarit Roset, Director General of the association of renewable energies in Spain, … Continue reading Wind energy’s triumph in Spain is being ignored by the government

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Wind energy is Spain’s number one electricity provider

In 2013 Spain achieved a world first – it became the only country in the world where wind energy is the leading electricity supplier over a whole year. The Spanish electricity system operator, Red Eléctrica de España (REE), reported that wind powered electricity met 20.9% of the country’s power demand, followed by nuclear at 20.8%. … Continue reading Wind energy is Spain’s number one electricity provider

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Spain’s Acciona sent to first loss by state energy reforms

The Spanish government’s cuts to renewable energy subsidies have been particularly harsh on mature wind power assets such as those owned by Acciona, which made a net profit of 189 million euros ($258.3 million) in 2012. Acciona said that new regulation had a direct negative impact of 257 million euros on accounts and wiped 1.68 … Continue reading Spain’s Acciona sent to first loss by state energy reforms

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