Hotspot Spanish PV market

2/9/19, 12:42 PM -

Spain is the hotspot in Europe for solar with ambitious goals, tenders and PPAs for subsidy-free PV plants. Good reasons to attend the 3rd annual Energy Spain and Solar + Wind Congress 2019, June 13 in Madrid.

75 MW subsidy-free PV park south of Sevilla.
175 MW subsidy-free PV park south of Sevilla.

Spain has launched an ambitious plan to switch its electricity system entirely to renewable sources by 2050 and completely decarbonise its economy soon after.

By mid-century greenhouse gas emissions would be slashed by 90% from 1990 levels under Spain’s draft climate change and energy transition law.

At least 3 GW solar and wind yearly

To do this, the country’s social democratic government is committing to installing at least 3,000MW of wind and solar power capacity every year in the next 10 years ahead. The government has already scrapped a controversial “sun tax” that halted Spain’s booming renewables sector earlier this decade, and the new law will also mandate a 35% electricity share for green energy by 2030.

5 GW large-scale solar tenders

There are government tenders of 5 GW to large-scale solar. 1,128 MW wind must be operational by the end of 2019. The total renewable energy capacity installeed will be 70% by 2030, 100% by 2050. The “sun tax” has been cancelled and private PPAs are provided.

The event will explain – among other aspects – the implementation of the government tenders, which geographical areas are most attractive for unsubsidized PV, key things to know about PPAs in Spain (ITC/400/2007), what can be learned from wind corporate PPAs, how land and permits can be secured or how self-consumption is feasible.

High-level experts as from Red Electrica Appa, Macquarie Group, Sungrow, Trina Solar, GCL, CECEP or Univergy will join the event June 13 in Madrid. (HCN)

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