Country producing €14.76/MWh tender tariffs last year overcomes COVID-19 delays to launch storage-friendly successor, with bids starting this week and plans to reveal winners in September.
Regulating rush for grid space and keeping speculative players away will determine success with steep renewable targets more than pandemic, Solar Media online panel hears.
Webinar speakers confident that the pandemic-driven tightening of PPA and merchant deal terms won’t dent the overall momentum of Europe’s solar market-of-the-moment.
Deal announced in January to become Iberia’s ‘largest solar power player’ by sponsoring 2.9GW portfolio will go ahead despite slashing expenditure as COVID-19 sends oil prices crashing.
Hiring of French firm by Swiss investor Smartenergy will pave way for construction of three PV plants in Southern European hotspot, set to launch new PV-only auction next month.
Iberian operators tell London event they worry adoption of Lisbon’s solar auction design by neighbour Spain could entrench model producing prices developers ‘cannot survive’ on.
CEO of Portugal’s renewable energy association APREN on whether Iberian nation can reach 8.1-9.9GW of PV by 2030 and why subsidy-free will require playing ‘different game’
Oil major’s deal with ACS Group to amass massive pipeline in Spain marks the latest boost for the country, said by regulators to have nearly doubled PV capacity in a single year.
New Iberian head Luis Miguel Álvarez walks PV Tech through plans to use M&A and organic plays to build gigawatt-scale portfolio by 2025 despite late arrival to Europe’s hottest solar markets.
Beer maker will power its entire brewing operations in Southern European country via 82GWh-a-year PV plant featuring 340Wp polycrystalline silicon modules, set to go live next year.
French firm Akuo scores cheapest tariff and reaps 370MW of total 1.15GW awarded while Iberdrola bags 149MW by pledging to pay for grid space under second modality.
Agreement to transfer annual 525GWh for ten-and-a-half years is billed by signatories as largest long-term supply deal seen in Spain to date.
Ministry confirms extension until 7 July will help consider proposals from some 300 parties so far, keen to bid on 1.4GW tender meant to fuel solar boom.
London IPO plans emerge as firm chases institutional money to buy 16 wind, PV, hydro, storage, grid projects across EU markets, with the UK excluded.
Energy giant marks largest PV project to date with two plants set to power facilities of Exide, which in turn will manufacture the batteries used by the installations.