28 Jul '16, 11am

Spain considering solar in 3GW renewables auction but awaits formed government

A new option is being considered which is most likely to focus on wind and solar PV, with intentions to procure around 3GW capacity. Credit: ABB Spain is considering a 3GW renewable energy auction including solar PV, however, the policy is uncertain while the country awaits the formation of a government. The Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE) has announced the tender plans, which were then confirmed by the general secretary of energy. The Energy Ministry had organised a renewables bidding option in January, which only applied to wind energy and biomass, Spanish solar association (UNEF) general director José Donoso told PV Tech. However, a new option is being considered which is most likely to focus on wind and solar PV, with intentions to procure around 3GW capacity. Importantly, the intention is to have no technological discrimination. Donoso sa...

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