Spain will aim to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 90% by 2050, from 1990 levels, and achieve 100% renewable power that same year, according to a draft of the Climate Change and Energy Transition Law.
Renewable electricity target of 70% for 2030, while the GHG emissions reduction goal is 20% for that year. The government plans wind and solar capacity additions of at least 3 GW per year in the next decade.
Apart from boosting renewables, Spain will also stop issuing new licenses for exploitation activities, ban fracking and lead a just transition for regions depending on the coal industry. Cars and light commercial vehicles that run on petrol and diesel will be banned from 2050, with no new registrations for such possible after 2040.
By the end of 2019,Spain has approximately 32 GW of power plants generated electricity from renewable energy. The government targets at an additional 23 GW by 2030. So far, RedEléctrica granted license to a total of 91 GW of projects.
As of the end of 2019, the total installed capacity of photovoltaic solar power exceeded 7,800 MW (4.7GW in 2019). Wind power generation has increased by more than 1,600 MW, and totaled over 25,200 MW by the end of this year. In 2019, Spain generated 261,020 GWh, 36.8% of which came from renewable energy.
To promote the self-consumption, A serial of support policies are introduced to the regions accordingly, for example, Catalonia concise its project approving procedure by canceling the application construction license for the household and in Canary islands, these eligible self-consumption PV project under 3kW that generating capacity covers at least 80% demand of the applicant will be awarded 1€/W, as well as in Madrid, the family with self-consumption will be granted an up-to-30% the cost subsidy.
The SWES SOLAR+WIND CONGRESS 2019 will gather the key project owners, investors,developers,EPC,consultants and suppliers to discuss the latest developments and plans to install and manage new solar schemes. Key themes include the growth of commercial and industrial installations, integrating storage, new pricing models, O&M and smart-efficient technologies providing unprecedented opportunities for the supply chain.