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Spanish government devotes €600 million to solar-powered desalination

State-owned company Sociedad Estatal de Aguas de las Cuencas Mediterráneas (Acuamed) will soon launch tenders for solar-powered desalination projects in Spain.


Key takeaways from Solar + Storage España

RE+ held the Solar + Storage España event in Barcelona on May 10 and 11, in collaboration with pv magazine. Our team of editors curated and hosted the two-day “Sun of Spain to Lead Europe” conference.

New platform to purchase and sell PV, wind projects in Spain

NTeaser is a new platform that connects developers and investors to sell renewable energy projects and assets without intermediaries.

Chile has 231 MW of storage under construction, PV capacity tops 8.2 GW

As of the end of March, Chile had 4,748 MW of PV projects under construction, 19,832 MW of solar projects approved, and another 4,660 MW under review.

Fraunhofer ISE produces hydrogen via PEM electrolyzer with seawater

Fraunhofer ISE scientists have optimized a technical concept for a hydrogen plant at sea. They claim that their design is “technically and economically viable.”


Europe entering golden age for PPAs, says Pexapark

Pexapark reported the signing of 23 new power purchase agreements (PPAs) in March, with a combined capacity of approximately 2 GW. In the first quarter, developers announced nearly 70 PPAs, totaling 6 GW.


LevelTen’s European solar PPA index fell to €73.2/MWh in Q1

US energy consultancy LevelTen Energy said in a recent report on solar and wind power purchase agreements in Europe that the prices of wind and solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the European markets increased by 56% year-on-year to reach €88.88 ($97.40)/MWh in the first quarter of this year.


EU launches first cross-border solar tender

Participants in the European Union’s new cross-border solar tender will have to submit project proposals with capacities between 5 MW and 100 MW. Luxembourg is providing a voluntary payment of €40 million ($43.9 million) and Finland is hosting the projects that will compete for the subsidies.

Iberdrola plans to open 1.6 GW PV module factory in Spain

Spanish energy giant Iberdrola has revealed plans to open a second solar module factory in Spain, following its first announcement in February. The initiative will require European funding to ensure its competitiveness.

Spain reports soaring number of hybrid wind-solar projects now under review

Spain’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition says it is now reviewing a significant amount of hybrid wind-solar power projects. The developers include Iberdrola, Acciona, Forestalia, Ignis, and Enel Green Power.

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