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The father of Spain’s solar tax works, now, for a PV company

The former Spanish industry minister, José Manuel Soria, has become the president of Island Green Power España SL, the Spanish unit of U.K.-based developer of large photovoltaic plants, Island Green Power.

Europe’s largest PV plant takes shape in Spain

The Trillo photovoltaic complex will have an installed capacity of 626 MW. Construction is scheduled to begin on May 7.

Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer

Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ministry of the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start production in 2023 or 2024 and will have a generation capacity of more than 2,000 GWh/year.

Auctions will not influence PPA prices in Spain

LevelTen Energy reports each quarter on the prices that wind and solar project developers have offered for power purchase agreements, and makes medium-term estimates for the most important markets. Italy and Spain have been the most active markets in the first quarter of 2021.

Iberdrola, Mapfre set up renewable energy joint venture

The new company, which will be majority-owned by the Spanish insurance group, is currently developing 130 MW of photovoltaic projects across Spain.

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WElink Group, CTIEC, Jetion Solar complete 133 MW Project in Spain

The 133 MW Puerto Real 1 project is the first phase of a planned 223 MW solar plant in Cádiz. Swiss asset management firm Capital Dynamics last year acquired plant and has also purchased the upcoming 50 MW Puerto Real 2 project.

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Weekly Round-Up: Floating PV in Spain, Albania, unsubsidized solar in Germany, Portugal

Albanian utility KESH has secured funding for its 12.9 MW floating solar plant and, in Spain, the Port of Malaga is planning a 2.1 MW floating facility. Construction began on two unsubsidized solar plants in Germany and Portugal. Enel and Sterling & Wilson will build two large solar plants in Peru and the US, respectively.

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Canary Islands allocates 255 MW of PV through rebate scheme

The Solcan scheme had a budget of €20 million. Most of the assigned PV capacity will be located in the islands of Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

Covid-19 outbreak at PV plant construction site in Portugal

A total of 6 Covid-19 positives have just been detected among workers at the Solara4 plant, located in the Portuguese Algarve. According to information obtained by pv magazine, work at the facility has been partially stopped.

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Floating PV for desalination

Spanish water-treatment specialist Emalsa has teamed up with Instituto Tecnologico de Canarias ITC and Universidad Europea de Canarias to study the feasibility of a 1.53 MW floating solar plant that could potentially power the Piedra Santa desalination plant in Gran Canaria.

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