October 30 (SeeNews) - Wind and solar power plants in Spain accounted for about 24.8% of the country’s power in the first 10 months of 2015, shows a report by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).
In October alone, wind farms reached a 19.9% share in the electricity mix. They generated 3,771 GWh, or 15.6% more than in the same month of 2014.
For the past month, 52.9% of Spain’s power was from zero-carbon plants, including 34.1% from renewable power stations. The table shows the share of different technologies in the mix.
|Technology||Share in Oct 2015||Share in 10-mo 2015|
|Solar photovoltaic (PV)||2.7%||3.3%|
|Solar thermal power||1.1%||2.3%|
|Combined-cycle natural gas||10.7%||9.7%|
|Cogeneration and others||12%||10.5%|
Spain had 30 GW of installed wind power capacity at the end of 2014, ranking second in Europe, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). This year, however, there have been no installations.