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Renewables make up majority of Spain electricity, solar hits record

June 03, 2021

Renewables Now:

Renewables produced 50.7% of Spain’s electricity in May, generating 10% more “green gigawatt-hours” compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest estimates released Wednesday by Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).

The renewables share in Spain’s power production mix in April was 46.2%, after dropping for two months in a row.

In May, wind power generation hit 4,794 GWh, up 20.9% on the year. With a 23.4% share in the mix, wind farms were Spain’s leading power producers over the month, followed by nuclear and combined cycle power plants.

REE also highlighted the record output achieved by solar PV plants, which produced 2,331 GWh in May, a monthly volume unseen since the national records began in 2007.

[Staff Report]

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