Posts tagged: Spain

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Still Bigger Than Other Renewable Energy Technologies

Solar and wind continue to dominate investment in new renewable capacity. Global use of solar and wind energy grew significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), while wind power increased by 18.1 percent, to 521.3 TWh. Although hydropower remains the world’s leading renewable energy, solar and wind continue […]

First Offshore Wind Turbine In Spain

Gamesa’s G128-5.0 MW offshore wind turbine prototype, installed in Arinaga (Canary Islands), will generate enough energy to power 7,500 households every year. The first offshore wind turbine installed in Spain has been recently commissioned.. It is also Gamesa’s first offshore prototype, with 5 MW of nominal power and installed at the Arinaga Quay in Gran […]

Worldwide Wind Power Capacity Now At 282 GW

The World Wind Energy Association has recently launched the World Wind Energy Report 2012. Below you can find some keypoints: The worldwide wind capacity reached 282 GW, out of which 44’609 Megawatt were added in 2012, more than ever before. Wind power showed a growth rate of 19,2 %, which is the lowest rate in […]

EU Set To Beat Its 20% Renewable Energy Targets

According to an analysis of national action plans by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Europe is will meet easy its target of drawing 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, The group has collated European Commission figures which show that 20.7% of energy consumption – and 34% of electricity demand – will […]

Photovoltaic Market In Europe – Status 2012

After the big growth in 2011, the European Union’s photovoltaic market slowed right down in 2012. The newly-installed capacity in 2012 is 16.5 GWp compared to 22 GWp in 2011. This is a 25% slide. At global level the market generally held up, with just over 30 GWp installed, bolstered by the build-up of the […]

Concentrated Solar Thermal Electricity In Europe – Snapshot 2012

At the end of September 2012 CSP plants with a cumulative capacity of about 1.73 GW were in commercial operation in Spain about 72% of the worldwide capacity of 2.4 GW. Together with those plants under construction and those already registered for the feed-in tariff this should bring Spain’s CSP capacity to about 2.5 GW […]

Transporting The Largest Wind Turbine Blade Ever Built In Spain

The blade is 62.5 metres long and will be installed on Spain’s first offshore wind turbine. Gamesa has recently started the transportation of a 62.5-meter blade destined for a prototype of the first offshore wind turbine to be installed in Spain. The blade, manufactured at the Aoiz factory (Navarre) is the longest turbine blade ever […]