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Spain’s renewables auction: Problem or opportunity?

Participating companies and industry experts from Spain’s most recent renewable energy auction, including APPA, Anpier, and Fundación Renovables, share their thoughts with pv magazine on the results published this week, and what could be done better in future tenders.

The weekend read: Chile’s energy transition and the crucial election

Chile continues to lead the energy transition in Latin America, but international investors are nervous. The pandemic is subsiding, thanks to a vaccination rate close to 80%, and energy demand is showing signs of recovery. However, the political landscape still has investors on edge, reports Luisa Cabello.

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World record low bid of $0.03399/kWh for CSP technology in Chile’s renewables auction

The bid was submitted for the 390 MW Likana Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project under development by EIG Global Energy Partners.

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Spanish consortium wants to simplify hydrogen production through photoelectrocatalysis

Spanish energy giants Repsol and Enagás are planning to build an electrolyzer based on photoelectrocatalysis at an industrial complex owned by the oil company in Puertollano in 2024. The device receives direct solar radiation and with a photoactive material it generates the electrical charges that cause the separation of the water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen.

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TÜV Rheinland confirms that Soltec’s algorithm increases PV plant yields by 5.3% on cloudy days

TÜV Rheinland has verified the performance of the Soltec Diffuse Booster algorithm, which uses both sensors and weather forecasts to drive its solar trackers. According to the manufacturer, it can increase the annual revenue of a 100 MW PV plant in Spain by €1.8 million.

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