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Spain’s Balearic Islands to replace thermal power generation with solar parks

The government of the archipelago is planning to decommission parts of thermal power plant Es Murterar and to increase the share of renewables through the deployment of large-scale PV capacity.

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Andbank España launches new solar fund

Through the new fund, the Spanish financial services provider hopes to initially raise up to €20 million.

Spain’s Canary Islands to launch its own solar and wind auction, seek exemption from solar tax

The government of the Spanish archipelago is planning to define the bidding rules for its own renewable energy auction by the end of July.

Spanish government confirms bidding rules for upcoming 3 GW auction

The decree implementing the auction was published in the country’s official journal on Saturday. Solar seems to have more options compared to the previous 3 GW auction, in which only 1.5 MW of PV was contracted.

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Spain’s upcoming 3 GW renewable energy auction expected to be held on July 18

Only solar and wind power projects will compete in the auction. Wind, however, will probably have the largest share as the bidding rules remain unchanged.

Arcelormittal increases capacity of metallic coated steel for solar applications

The French steel maker announced the production of its Magnelis coated steel will be increased in Avilés, northern Spain.

Juwi secures another permit for 450 MW solar project in southern Spain

The giant solar plant was given the greenlight by Spain’s National Commission on Financial Markets and Competition (CNMC). The project was previously given approval by Spain’s Ministry of Environmental Affairs in mid-2015.

Spain’s Environment Ministry downsizes giant solar project in Extremadura by 170 MW

The Calzadilla de los Barros solar project was planned to have a capacity of 394 MW. The project is one of several giant PV projects announced across several Spanish southern regions over the past years.

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Spain to launch another 3 GW renewable energy auction before the summer

In the auction, which will be open to wind and PV power projects, all the projects not chosen in the 3 GW auction held two weeks ago will likely have another chance to compete.

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Solar had no chance against wind in Spain’s renewable energy auction

Spanish solar association UNEF claims PV was discriminated against in the auction and announced it will appeal to the European Commission.

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