Lower emissions and more energy savings in a solar pump installation with drive inverters

PV solution supplier Sumsol has successfully installed Spain’s first solar pump system with automatic power grid backup. When designing the system, Sumsol saw the VACON® 100 drives from Danfoss as a key element which,...

Renewables in the Spanish electrical system 2019

For the fourth year running, REE, the Spanish Electricity Grid, has published its report “Renewables in the Spanish electrical system”, which illustrates how these energies operated in 2019 and their evolution over recent years....

Tools for the future of O&M in renewable energy

It is too intuitive and difficult to talk about the future however, what we can be sure of today is that major changes to the energy sector of the coming years are getting closer,...

Solar, wind and battery storage see dramatic gains in competitiveness

Solar PV and onshore wind are now the cheapest sources of new-build generation for at least two-thirds of the global population. those two-thirds live in locations that comprise 71% of GDP and 85% of...

Nothing will be the same as before. or perhaps it will

This article reviews the situation being experienced due to the current crisis, essentially the fall in the market price, and the simulation of what could happen in future, with a high renewable penetration. It...

Energy sector transformation: a key focus of the European Green Deal

Climate change is the major challenge of our time and requires an urgent response, which is why the European Union is aiming to lead the transition towards a low-carbon economic model. To achieve this...

2019: the transition year of the interminable transition

I started this article just after returning from the “unrestricted” green zone, the COP25, and the truth is that it has been a bittersweet experience. The Forum is a melting pot of issues, where...

Wind power, the vector of change for the energy transition

2019 has represented a fundamental year for driving the growth of wind power in Spain. The year has been characterised by several major milestones for the Spanish wind power sector: the ambitious European commitment...

2019: the first year of a new era

The end of 2019 has brought us a new sustainability stimulus in the form of the European Green Deal. To mark this commitment, which aims to turn Europe in a climate-neutral continent by 2050,...

Contributing to a more innovative and competitive NECP

Undoubtedly, the most noteworthy fact of 2019 has been the submission by the Government of Spain to the European Commission of the draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for the period 2021-2030. The...