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Spain looks to re-boot renewables as economy recovers

Spain looks to re-boot renewables as economy recovers

Spain has been the subject of some myth-making and stereo-typing about its renewable energy industry and its overall economy.

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Parliament in Spain removes punitive ‘sun tax’

Parliament in Spain removes punitive ‘sun tax’

Spanish parliament have signed an agreement removing a controversial Royal Decree against self-consumption of solar energy, also known as the ‘sun tax.’

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Spain: Solar generates 6.8% of summer energy mix, 'sun tax' fears remain

Spain: Solar generates 6.8% of summer energy mix, ‘sun tax’ fears remain

The Spanish PV sector and opposition parties are up in arms over a proposed solar tax on self-consumed solar energy.

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Global solar PV capacity expected to reach 652GW by 2025

Global solar PV capacity expected to reach 652GW by 2025

A new report from GlobalData predicts that the total global solar PV installed capacity will reach 652 GW by 2025.

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Anger grows over Spanish law designed to halt residential storage

Anger grows over Spanish law designed to halt residential storage

Citizens and industry hit back at a proposal to tax solar-plus-storage systems.

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100% renewable electricity by 2050 possible in France

100% renewable electricity by 2050 possible in France

A somewhat “hidden” report was recently released that said France could be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050.

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Spain got 47% of its electricity from renewables in March

Spain got 47% of its electricity from renewables in March

Spain is getting the vast majority of its electricity from carbon-free sources, the country’s grid operator reported on Tuesday.

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The top 10 energy storage countries are…

The top 10 energy storage countries are…

As renewable technologies begin to mature, more and more attention is focusing on energy storage.

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Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind power now supplies about 3% of the world’s electricity, and the signs are good for the next several years.

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El Hierro to be first island powered exclusively by wind & water

El Hierro to be first island powered exclusively by wind & water

El Hierro (one of Spain’s Canary Islands off the coast of Africa) will become the first in the world to be fully powered by wind and water.

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Graph of the Day: World solar capacity up 35% in 2013

Graph of the Day: World solar capacity up 35% in 2013

With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW.