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Author (up) Girard, A.; Gago, E.J.; Ordonez, J.; Muneer, T. pdf  doi
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  Title Spain's energy outlook: A review of PV potential and energy export Type Journal Article
  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;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  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 no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 536  
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