Spain's Andalusia reaches 7.9 GW of renewables capacity in 2017

Wind turbines in Spain. Author: petter palander. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

March 9 (Renewables Now) - The Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia has closed 2017 with 7,895 MW of installed renewable energy capacity, which is 16.47% of the 47,921 MW registered in the national green mix.

According to data from the Observatory of the Association of Renewable Energies of Andalusia (CLANER), wind power is the top green energy source in the region with 3,338 MW. It alone can meet the demand of more than 1.44 million homes and offset 3.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.

More details on Anadalusia's renewables mix are available in the table below.

Source Capacity
Wind 3,338 MW
Biomass 1,995.3 MW
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 997.4 MW
Photovoltaic (PV) 889.5 MW
Hydropower 620 MW

Currently, Anadalusia has 355 MW of PV projects as well as some 140 MW of wind farms ready to commence construction, CLANER noted.

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