Spanish photovoltaics notes historical records

Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de España (REE) has reported that in March solar production reached 1,049 TWh. This is 29.1 percent more than the year before.

This is Spain’s record in solar energy production on a monthly basis so far. On March 29, 2020, at 12:09 a.m., solar energy covered 25.6 percent of the energy demand. Developers are optimistic about the upcoming summer and the results in PV production.

The record was additionally influenced by over 4 GW of installed capacity in solar power plants in 2019. Currently, Spain has about 8 871 MW installed in solar power plants. The graph below shows the evolution of solar power installations between 2010 and 2019.

The REE operator also presented in the graph the level of solar energy production (GWh) between 2018 and 2020. 

This is very good news for the RES sector, including solar power. Recently the sector has been struggling with a bottleneck in the supply of components and equipment for power plants. Unfortunately, Spain, like many other countries, has been confronted with the closure of factories in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.