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Protermosolar: Spanish CSP plants set new record

Protermosolar (Spain) reports that Spain’s concentrating solar power (CSP) plants produced enough electricity to meet 3.23% of the nation’s demand on July 15th, 2012, a new record for the technology. Four days prior on July 11th, 2012, these 35 CSP plants met 4.1% of Spanish demand over a period of 17 hours. The organization notes … Continue reading Protermosolar: Spanish CSP plants set new record

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Concentrated Solar Power in Spain Supply Record

  Spain’s 35 concentrating solar power (CSP) plants reached two new milestones last month, according to Spanish CSP industry association Protermosolar. On July 15, the projects met 3.25% of Spain’s electricity consumption; on July 11, at 5:00 p.m., 4.1% of electricity fed into the grid came from the CSP plants. Spain’s 35 concentrating solar power … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power in Spain Supply Record

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Renewable energy could provide more than 125,265 jobs by 2020 in Spain

Transitioning to a green economy has a huge potential to create new jobs in Spain at a time when the crisis-hit country is reeling from a 50 per cent youth unemployment rate, according to a newly released report. However, the report titled Green Jobs for Sustainable Development – The case of Spain, says the severity … Continue reading Renewable energy could provide more than 125,265 jobs by 2020 in Spain

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Spain has 72% of global concentrating solar thermal power

EVWIND Triples the U.S. and seven other countries with concentrated solar thermal power plants. The CSP is one of the few sectors where Spain is the undisputed world leader, as the whole of concentrated solar thermal power plants accounted for 72.85% of total installed capacity in the world. Also, solar thermal technology developed by our … Continue reading Spain has 72% of global concentrating solar thermal power

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The wind energy industry installed 413 MW in Spain in the first half

EVWIND   The wind power industry installed 413 MW in Spain in the first half of 2011, which accounts for 14% less than the same period last year, according to the Spanis Wind Energy Association (AEE). At June 30, the total stood at 22,087 MW. 2012 is an unusual year for the wind power sector … Continue reading The wind energy industry installed 413 MW in Spain in the first half

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Andalusia launches over 500 new MW of concentrating solar thermal power

Andalusia has been launched in the last year 517 MW of concentrated solar thermal power, for a total of 847.7 MW installed, which has exceeded the target in the Andalusian Energy Sustainability Plan, which reflected a target to 2013 of 800 MW. Andalusia has been launched in the last twelve months over 517 MW of … Continue reading Andalusia launches over 500 new MW of concentrating solar thermal power

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The Spanish wind energy industry questions the legality of an 11% tax on wind farn

The wind energy industry has always been a constructive and dialogist sector, it has reached out to the Government to bring together the industry´s roadmap. That is what we have been doing in recent months but, instead of listening to us, it seems that the Government is considering measures that could be the final blow … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy industry questions the legality of an 11% tax on wind farn

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Solar Millennium Sells Spanish Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Interest

Solar Millennium AG (S2M), a developer in insolvency proceedings, sold its 26 percent in a concentrating solar thermal power project in Spain to a unit of German utility Steag GmbH.   It agreed to sell the interest in the 50-megawatt Arenales concentrated solar power project near Seville, according to Bloomberg.   The concentrating solar power … Continue reading Solar Millennium Sells Spanish Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Interest

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Concentrated solar power gets southern boost

In the south of Spain, a novel solar plant backed by five Swiss electricity companies is beginning commercial operations after a lengthy test phase, with plans to provide power to up to 12,000 households. Four rivers, two marshes, rice paddies, almond trees, farms and small businesses: the town of Calasparra is removed from the usual … Continue reading Concentrated solar power gets southern boost

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Spanish tax the “final blow for wind energy”

 Plans to levy a charge of up to 11% of revenue on Spanish wind energy producers have been condemned by the industry there and are described as being “the final blow for wind energy” by President of the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) Rocio Sicre. Media reports have said that the production of nuclear, hydroelectric … Continue reading Spanish tax the “final blow for wind energy”

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