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Chile tenders 2,700 hectares for wind, solar deployment

The allocated land will be used for either wind or solar power projects. Interested developers will have time until May 25 to submit their project proposals.

Spain’s PV capacity tops 15GW

According to new statistics from the Spanish grid operator, around 3.3GW of new PV systems were deployed in the country last year.

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Spanish consortium wants to produce green hydrogen with sewage

The Zeppelin project is expected to generate more than 135,000 tons of green hydrogen from 99 million tons of waste and 50 million tons of municipal wastewater.

Solarpack offers remote PV self-consumption to Spanish consumers

Solarpack’s click&go system relies on solar panels in its own projects, rather than in the homes of consumers, so households can consume renewable energy remotely. Clients can buy energy produced from their remotely owned panels for around €30 ($32.98)/MWh.

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Spanish start-up launches solar luggage

The device integrates various current outlets that enable it to recharge, simultaneously, mobile phones, tablets or computers as well as all kinds of low-consumption electronic devices such as small appliances or electric tools, by simply unfolding the solar panels and connecting them.

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Chile launches 5.25GWh renewable energy auction

The Chilean energy regulator has launched an auction to supply electricity to the national system over a period of 15 years from 2027. The final results will be announced in the summer.

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Robot dog for PV plant monitoring

Spanish renewable energy company Acciona is using a robot dog, instead of drones, to monitor a solar park in northern Chile. The device has a built-in thermal vision system that generates thermographic reports on the status of the different PV plant components, as it walks between the panel rows following a programmed route.

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Chile’s first fast-charging station for EVs

The recharging station will operate 24 hours a day and in a flexible format, which will allow fleets of electric buses, last-mile distribution vehicles, trucks, taxis and private electric cars to be supplied through fast charging points.

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Spain’s first utility scale solar plant linked to storage goes online

The 40MW solar plant is linked to 3MW/9MWh of storage and is located in the department of Almaraz, in the southern region of Extremadura. It was built by Spanish energy giant Iberdrola.

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UPDATE: Spanish start-up offers flexible kit for balcony solar power generation

The kit consists of one or two modules, a microinverter, and a five-meter cable. Thanks to its plug-in technology, it can be connected to any electrical outlet and immediately begin generating electricity.

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