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Author Girard, A.; Gago, E.J.; Ordonez, J.; Muneer, T.
Title Spain's energy outlook: A review of PV potential and energy export Type
Year 2016 Publication Renewable Energy Abbreviated Journal Renew. Energy
Volume 86 Issue Pages 703-715
Keywords Solar energy; Spain; Electricity production; Economy; Grid parity
Abstract Spain must reduce its energy consumption by 23% and achieve 100% renewable energy in electricity generation by 2030. This paper presents the current energy scenario en Spain, and the outlooks for different renewable options, with special focus on photovoltaic (PV) solar energy. In 2012, Spain was the number two European country in terms of installed rewnewable energy power. Solar PV technology has the potential to meet Spain's future energy demand and its associated environmental challenges. This paper gives a review of solar energy economy at global scale for both PV and thermal power technologies. The Spanish energy scenario shows actual trends and progress made by solar power. Economic concepts of levelised cost of electricity and grid parity are presented. The financial analysis shows that PV electricity achieves grid parity at a plant profitability rate up to 7.26%. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Address [Girard, A.] Adolfo Ibanez Univ, Fac Sci & Engn, Altos Del Sporting, Vina del Mar, Chile, Email: aymeric.girard@gmail.com;
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Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0960-1481 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000364248300071 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 536
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