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

FuturENERGY November 18

2020, otro año histórico para el sector fotovoltaico español

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 GW of new capacity in the July 2017 auction; the technological competitiveness of the sector and gradual fall in production costs; the objectives for renewable penetration in the energy mix defined by the legal framework of the European Union, today a reality in the form of the EU’s new Renewable Energy Directive; and growing awareness as regards the promotion of self-consumption as an effective and indisputable measure to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.