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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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Spain loses its first renewable energy case in international courts

Spain must pay €128 million for cuts to compensation for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants as ordered by the World Bank’s ICSID, where many other cases for investors in solar PV and other renewable energy projects are pending.

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Ellomay acquires 300 MW PV project in southern Spain

The Israeli investment firm agreed to acquire a special purpose vehicle owning a 300 MW PV project in the southern Spanish region of Extremadura.

Spain’s 3 GW renewable energy auction to be held on May 17

The Spanish government has published the auction timeline and the amount of capacity it intends to allocate. Several renewable energy technologies will compete in the tender.

Sonnedix finalizes acquisition for 136 MW of Spanish solar capacity

The independent power producer is now the owner of the Vela Portfolio, which amounts to 136 MW of solar PV capacity across 43 Spanish sites, and has been sold by Centerbridge Partners.

Spain installed PV systems totaling 55 MW in 2016

In 2016, Spain’s solar development was driven by grid-connected PV systems for self-consumption and stand-alone systems for agricultural use.

Sonnedix to buy 136 MW of utility-scale solar in Spain

Independent solar power producer Sonnedix has continued its flurry of activity into 2017 with an agreement to purchase 136 MW of operational solar power plants from Centerbridge Partners in Spain, which will see its global capacity reach almost 500 MW.

Spain to host a renewable energy auction of up to 3 GW in Q1 2017

The winning projects must be operational by 31 December 2019.

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