several small-scale solar projects are in amongst the large-scale winners. Credit: Anpier
Spain's energy ministry has released the full list of winners from its latest renewables auction, with several small-scale projects in amongst the large-scale winners.
A total of 3,909MW of solar PV capacity and 1,128MW of wind capacity was awarded to 40 companies, in yesterday's auction.
The list of solar winners was as follows:
|Solar Developer||capacity awarded (MW)|
|Alten El Casar||13|
|Climaster Solar FV||3.9|
|Desarrollos Fotovoltaicos Merdionales||316|
|Enel Green Power Espana||338.7|
|Fres Wind Moon Systems||23.75|
|Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables||250|
|Grupo Tec Servicios Avanzados||91.7|
|Isabel Sevillano Martin||0.5|
|Janez Y Carrera||1|
|Meteo For Energy||0.3|
|Operating Business 2||20|
|Otras Producciones De Energia Fotovoltaica||200|
|Solar Fotovoltaica Navarra||1.15|
|Solmayor Energias Renovables||0.42|
A spokesperson for Spanish solar asociation UNEF told PV Tech: "We think that this is a good spread of project sizes, as both utilities and companies are included as auction winners.
"As we can see from the winners list, the winning companies are among the most consolidated ones (Alten, Alter, Gestamp, Solarpack, Rios Renovables) in the Spanish PV sector."
Three utilities, Enel Green Power España, Engie España and Gas Natural Fenosa, won a total of 638MW capacity.
Daniel Perez, a lawyer closely involved in Spain's solar sector, told PV Tech: "We still don't know the size of the projects, as each company can divide its allocated power in as many plants as it desires. Thus, we know of some, like X-Elio, that they only have one project."
Perez also noted that the origins of some of the companies listed are unknown at present - adding: "Cobra is owned by ACS, for example. [Some] other companies are unknown so far, but they might be participated by big companies."
He also said that projects are likely to be identified in six months time.
In terms of wind energy, Alfanar (720MW), Greenalia Power (133MW), Ibervento Infraestructuras (171.6MW) dominated yesterday's auction.
The Enel Group will be investing around €270 million in the construction of its 338.7MW of awarded solar capacity located in the regions of Murcia and Bajadoz. The plants are due to start operations by 2019, selling energy in the Spanish pool market aided by incentives from the Spanish Government, said Enel in a release.
“This new milestone confirms our commitment to green energy in Spain, a country which continues to offer growth opportunities for our renewable projects,” said Antonio Cammisecra, Enel’s head of global renewable energies. “Together with the wind capacity awarded in May, this 339 MW of solar capacity will bolster our renewable footprint in Spain, while also contributing to the country’s push to achieve its green energy goal.”