Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
The winds of change are blowing strong in Spain. According to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), in January the country produced more than six terawatts of wind power, according to data released by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana.
It was the culmination of a three-month trend started (more…)
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Here’s an article that tells a story that’s playing itself out all over the world – this time, in Spain: Fiery drama and fierce tensions caused by tightening budgets for energy.
Nowhere more than Spain, deficits need to be cut. (more…)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Andasol, a gigantic farm with 600,000 parabolic mirrors that follow the sun on its daily path across the Earth, has gone online. The system occupies an area that equals the size of 210 football fields.
According to 9Billion, the project is on the Guadix plateau and is a cooperation between four German (more…)
Monday, November 14th, 2011
Madrid is the magnificent capital city of Spain, a European country that resides along the Iberian Peninsula. It is thought of to be a major global leader within the clean technology industry, including the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental sustainability. While it is a capital of a (more…)
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
In most countries solar power is often perceived as synonymous with solar photovoltaic (PV), the classic rooftop panels that convert sunlight to electricity through solar cells. But that could be a misconception, says Environmental Protection, since solar thermal, which gets less attention than PV, actually is more efficient. (more…)
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Iberdrola is a prominent global private electric utilities company as well as the largest operator of renewable energy in the world. It is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain and services more than 16 million customers around the world (with nine million of those customers in Spain). Some of the operations include transmission, (more…)
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
The popular Spanish holiday destination will clean up its energy mix with an underwater connection to the mainland.
Back in October 2007 Siemens announced on its website that its Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) would connect the resort island of Majorca to the power grid on the Spanish mainland for the first (more…)
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Spain is currently the second largest global solar market and the third in the global wind market. Spain houses some of the leading renewable energy research centers, including Almeria Solar Platform, the National Center for Renewable Energy, and ISFOC, one of the cornerstones for concentrating photovoltaics. The Spanish government has created many progressive (more…)
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
The Andalucia region of Spain has developed many solar firsts: the world’s first commercial solar power tower (PS10), the largest (PS20), as well as the world’s first solar power plant that generates solar electricity past midnight. Andalucia will soon add another first to that shiny list: the world’s first commercial baseload solar power plant. (more…)
Monday, January 17th, 2011
Spanish newspaper El Mundo published yesterday the results of the 4,016 inspections made by the Spanish Energy Commission (CNE). The investigations show that three out of four solar photovoltaic (PV) parks didn’t comply with the Spanish (more…)