The Spanish grid operator Red Eléctrica de España has revealed that energy generated from the country’s solar PV capacity accounted for 4.5% of Spain’s total electricity demand during the month of May. Spain has grown from using just two percent wind and solar power to almost 20 percent in a decade.
Other renewable technologies also made significant contributions to the Spanish electricity mix during May with wind-generated energy contributing 3.750GWh of electricity to the national mix, an increase of 20.9% compared to the year before.
Energy generated from solar thermal technology was calculated to provide 1.6% of the nation’s demand.
Compared to the year before, generation from renewables has increased by 2.4% and now accounts for almost 40% of Spain’s total generation.