Another day, another PPA in Spain

Days after announcing a deal to supply electricity from 326 MW of solar generation capacity, Spanish energy company Iberdrola has secured another long-term power supply contract.

Another big solar PPA from Spain

Iberdrola has secured a long-term PPA from telecoms service provider Orange. The electricity will be delivered by a 328 MW solar plant that the Spanish energy group is building in Spain’s Extremadura region.

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‘The battery of the future will not be limited to a single technology’

pv magazine has spoken to José Antonio Unanue, director of the battery energy storage system business at Ingeteam, the equipment integrator and manufacturer of the first grid-connected battery storage system in Spain, which electric utility Iberdrola launched in Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, at the end of November.

Total announces 2 GW solar project portfolio in Spain

The French oil company will enter the booming Spanish market through subsidiary Total Solar International thanks to agreements with Powertis and Solarbay Renewable Energy to develop 2 GW of generation capacity.

Hanwha Q Cells acquires 1 GW of PV projects in Spain

The projects are located across several Spanish provinces. The seller is Spanish developer RIC Energy.

Predicting solar power generation with ‘deep photovoltaic nowcasting’

The ‘deep photovoltaic nowcasting’ project developed by Chile’s Institute of Engineering Sciences of the University of O’Higgins, Canada’s Laval University and Japan’s Kyoto University, seeks to make short-term, high-resolution projections of solar energy generation.

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Spain reaches 8.7 GW of cumulative solar

The country saw the addition of 3.975 GW of new solar installations last year. Most of this capacity comes from solar projects selected by the Spanish government in the renewable energy auction held in July 2017.

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Galp to buy ACS solar assets for €2.2 billion – enough to rebuild Real Madrid

Portuguese gas company Galp Energía says it will become “the largest solar energy company in the Iberian peninsula”. The agreement includes operating PV plants with an installed generation capacity of 900 MW plus a further 2.9 GW under development.

Portugal pushes back solar auction to March

The minister of environment and energy transition has told parliament two auctions for large scale solar will be held this year, with a new procurement round now planned. The minister revealed energy storage may play a part in the capacity tenders.

Solaria bags power supply deal for 105 MW of solar in Spain

The Spanish business has secured a 10-year power purchase agreement signed by Swiss electric company Alpiq.

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