Spain

Ingeteam unveils new residential hybrid inverter
The manufacturer said its new hybrid device includes a maximum power point tracking system, which makes it ideal for east/west oriented rooftop PV systems. The inverter is available with power outputs of 3 kW and 6 kW and is compatible with most lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries that are made by leading storage specialists.
Jan 28, 2020 // Inverters, Spain, Europe, Ingeteam
Galp to buy ACS solar assets for €2.2 billion – enough to rebuild Real Madrid
Portuguese gas company Galp Energía says it will become “the largest solar energy company in the Iberian peninsula”. The agreement includes operating PV plants with an installed generation capacity of 900 MW plus a further 2.9 GW under development.
Jan 24, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, Galp Energía
All-organic redox flow batteries to replace toxic VRFB
A group of researchers from several European universities and research centres is creating innovative all-organic flow batts. New ORFBs are claimed to feature high capacity, energy density, durability, and environmental sustainability.
Jan 10, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Spain, Europe, CIC EnergiGUNE
Cheers! BayWa re to supply European Budweiser breweries with renewable power
The German renewables group and brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev claim the transaction is the largest pan-European solar power deal with an industrial client to date. The companies have already agreed on a virtual power purchase agreement related to two Spanish PV plants that are scheduled for grid connection by spring 2022.
Jan 10, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Spain, UK, Europe, AB InBev, BayWa
Ib vogt sells, starts construction of 180MW Spanish PV plant, eyes further projects
German EPC ib vogt has announced the sale and commencement of construction of a 180MWp solar farm near Badajoz in Spain, teeing itself up for a slew of other subsidy-free developments in Southern Europe.
Jan 10, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, ib vogt, investment, finance, shell, talanx
BayWa r.e. sells Spanish subsidy-free solar sequel to major European insurer
A solar project part of a landmark subsidy-free series in Spain has found a new owner, a major insurance group set to buy the plant as it nears commissioning.
Jan 8, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, subsidy-free pv, baywa r.e., Don Rodrigo, Benedikt Ortmann, talanx
Solarcentury lands financing deal to pursue 500MW Spanish portfolio
UK solar developer Solarcentury has landed a €54.8 million finance facility to construct 500MW of solar farms in Spain.
Jan 8, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, UK, pv power plants, solar pv, pv modules, Europe, subsidy-free, solarcentury, Neil Perry
OPDEnergy Begins Operation of 50 MW Solar Plant in Spain
OPDEnergy has announced the completion of construction work on its new solar PV plant Zafra, located in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville), Spain
Jan 3, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, pv power plants, Europe, OPDEnergy, Luis Cid
Iberdrola has constructed 500-megawatt PV project
It has taken Iberdrola only a year to finish the construction of Núñez de Balboa, which is considered the largest European PV facility.
Dec 30, 2019 // Plants, Spain, Iberdrola, Europe, Iberdrola Solar Construction
Grupotec connects 92 MW of solar awarded in Spanish auction
Spain’s Grupotec Servicios Avanzados SA has grid-connected two solar photovoltaic (PV) parks with around 92 MW of combined capacity it secured in the Spanish government’s 2017 renewable energy auction.
Dec 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, pv power plants, Europe, auction, Grupotec Servicios Avanzados SA
Foresight bags maiden EDF PPA deal for Spanish project
Solar investor Foresight has penned a 10-year power purchase agreement with EDF Trading for a 50MW project in Spain.
Dec 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, PPA, EDF, Europe, subsidy-free, foresight froup, Carlos Rey, Philipp Büssenschütt
Maximizing the potential of PV irrigation in Spain’s ‘Sea of Plastic’
Spanish researchers have developed an analytical model to optimize the operation of PV water pumping systems. They say simultaneously irrigating different parts of a farm could help minimize costs and maximize energy use. The model was tested on an olive farm divided into four zones in the Spanish province of Almería.
Dec 19, 2019 // Technology, Spain, Europe, PV water pumping system
An Italian buys PV Proponent Renovalia from a Spanish Merchant
Spain’s renewable credentials have attracted the eye of an Italian infrastructure investor. Already, the Italian has acquired a PV Developer and the merchant projects it was working on.
Dec 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Italy, pv power plants, solar pv, Renovalia, Europe, m&a, f2i
Endesa to replace Spanish coal complex with ‘Europe’s largest PV plant’
Plans for what is being billed as “Europe’s largest solar plant” have been put forward in Spain as the UN climate negotiations came to a close in Madrid.
Dec 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Enel, solar pv, Europe, Endesa, cop25, José Bogas, Andorra
EIB’s new climate fight era takes it to 218MW Spanish PV pipeline
Yet another solar pipeline is in the works in Spain, with hundreds of megawatts slated for deployment with backing from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Dec 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, eib, PV pipeline, Valdis Dombrovskis