November 6 (Renewables Now) - Renewables produced 40.9% of Spain’s power in the first 10 months of 2018, led by wind whose share in the mix arrived at 19.5%.
Nuclear power plants (NPPs) were the only source beating wind in the period, with a share of 22%, while hydropower plants ranked third with 14.4%. As for other renewables, solar photovoltaic (PV) parks had a 3.2% share, while solar thermal power plants fetched 2.1% of Spain’s electricity.
For the month of October, renewables had a share of 33.5%. Wind farms produced 4,322 GW, up by 35.6% from the previous year, and accounted for 20.6% of electricity generation.
The table shows where Spain’s power came from in October and in the 10 months.
|Source (share in %)||Oct 2018||10-mo 2018|
|Solar (PV + CSP)||4||5.3|
Peninsular Spain’s power demand stood at 211,487 GWh in the 10 months and at 20,391 GWh in October.