Spain

Spain covers 45.8% of H1 2018 electricity demand with renewables

Spain’s electricity grid operator, Red Eléctrica de España (REE) has announced that the country’s mainland covered almost half of its electricity demand in the first half of 2018 with renewable energies alone.

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Solarpack could be listed on Spanish stock exchange

The Spanish PV project developer is currently seeking ways to finance its solar project pipeline in India, Chile and Spain. Although the rumors have not been confirmed, listing on the Madrid Stock Exchange may be a option.

Spain: Enel builds 84.9 MW solar park, Barcelona launches own energy company

Spain’s Enel unit Endesa plans to invest €59 million in the construction of a 84.9 MW solar park in the town of Totana, in the southern region of Murcia. In other news, Catalonia is also seeking independence through energy. In this vein, Barcelona Energy, a public metropolitan electricity operator that will supply renewable electricity to the City Council and other municipal companies, as well as street lighting, began operations yesterday.

Gas Natural Fenosa rebrands into Naturgy

Another big energy group transitioning to clean sources has chosen to change its name to reflect the new strategy. The Spanish gas and power provider started investing in solar last spring.

Spain prepares to resume renewable energy auctions

Although it is still unknown when exactly the new auctions will be held, the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition is now defining new bidding rules, in order to adapt them to international standards.

Intersolar Europe: Could Chinese setback mean a European comeback?

While tariffs may inhibit India’s ability to benefit from anticipated record low Chinese panel prices, Japan already has a strong pipeline and two of the world’s solar pioneers – Spain and Italy – could be given a shot in the arm by new administrations.

Spain: EPC contract signed for 300 MW subsidy-free PV plant

Greece-based Metka has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the development of the 300 MW Talasol solar PV farm, in Spain.

Enertronica secures 200 MW inverter order from Spain, obtains financing for project in Namibia

The Italian solar developer will provide inverters through its unit Elettronica Santerno.

Solaria unveils 1.3 GW, €600mn Spanish PV pipeline

Solaria Energía y Medio Ambiente, S. A. has announced a global solar PV project pipeline of 2.3 GW, 1.3 GW of which will be deployed in Spain. Construction work is set to begin this year.

Four key solar takeaways from Spain’s Genera 2018

Genera 2018, held this June 13 to 15 in Madrid, Spain, set the scene for a market that is once again on track to become Europe’s solar leader. This year, reflecting this positive progress, the Spanish renewable energy fair saw the share of solar exhibitors increase over previous years. While this transition year is not expected to record strong solar growth, 2019 could realistically see the installation of 3 GW. Read on to discover the four key takeaways from this year’s event.

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