Energy storage, a strategic challenge for the Spanish economy

Technological advances in the field of batteries enable the availability of increasingly more reliable components with greater load capacity. Given experts' forecasts, it can be categorically stated that batteries are becoming a strategic challenge...

Tracing the technological path of the energy transition

Three years after the now famous Paris agreement and with the sad fact of an increase in both global and Spanish emissions of CO2, 2018 finally marked the appearance of unmistakeable signs of a...

Growth consolidates in the renewable sector with record exports

The tenth edition of the study, the “Macroeconomic Impact of Renewable Energies in Spain”, has recently been presented by APPA, the Spanish Renewable Energy Association. In 2017, the sector contributed €9.304bn to domestic GDP,...

Vaillant commits to PV energy

Vaillant is committed to PV energy as the perfect complement to an HVAC installation, together with its heat pumps, by launching the auroPOWER PV system. The auroPOWER range offers two types of kits: auroPOWER...

UNEF Annual Report 2018. 2017: The start of a new era for the PV...

2017 figures illustrating the evolution of the PV sector in Spain indicate a turning point and change of course for the sector. Factors that have shaped this trend change include: the award of 3.9...

UNEF Annual Report 2018. 2017: The start of a new era for the PV...

2017 saw the end of Europe’s downwards trend of several years past, adding 9.2 GW, an increase of 30% compared to the 7 GW installed in 2016. Germany remains the leading country by cumulative...

UNEF Annual Report 2018. 2017: The start of a new era for the...

IEA estimates for 2017 indicate more than 100 GW of PV plants worldwide. Growth was over 30% higher than in 2016 and by 2018 and beyond, this sustained and sustainable growth trend is expected...

Solar and onshore wind lead as the cheapest source of new bulk power

Every half year, BloombergNEF runs its Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) analysis, a worldwide assessment of the cost competitiveness of different power generating and energy storage technologies, excluding subsidies. Falling technology costs means that...

Innovative design software solutions for PV systems

With the PV*SOL, T*SOL and GeoT*SOL brands for dynamic simulation, design, yield and profitability forecasts for PV, solar thermal and heat pump systems, Valentin Software GmbH has made a name for itself as a...

Critical load supply for the extension of the Los Azufres geothermal plant (Mexico)

La geotermia es una fuente de energía renovable generada con el calor que proviene del interior de la Tierra. Actualmente, México es uno de los países más avanzados en este campo y en Los...