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Solar Power boosted by EU directive

Two workers install solar panels on a roof in Spain
Two workers install solar panels on a roof in Spain. Image: Vencosan

Solar power in Spain has received a boost after EU negotiators reached a deal to double renewables by 2030

EU member states and members of the European Parliament have agreed to double the production of renewables across the bloc by the end of the decade. Under the provisional deal reached, the share of renewable energy in the EU’s overall energy consumption must be 42.5% by 2030, with an additional “aspirational” 2.5% top-up in a bid to reach 45%.

In 2020, solar capacity in Spain sat at 13.2 gigawatts (GW). By 2030, under current policy and investment plans, that capacity is set to exceed 72 GW – a more than five-fold increase in a decade. And it is not just utility-scale solar that is grabbing the headlines – rooftop solar is also popping up throughout Spain.

One company, in particular, stands out. Vencosan is a Scandinavian-owned company that was brought together by the best experts from the Spanish and Danish energy industries and installs Solar Power systems and more in the Costa Blanca region regularly.

Vencosan has been a consistent, reliable and prominent part of the energy industry since 2005 and has extensive industry experience in all of our branches, from installing air conditioning, heat pump systems and solar panels, to buying and selling electricity in the energy market.

Renewable Energy Directive

The new binding target set in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is below the 45% requested by MEPs but above member states’ preferred 40%. The new rules, which are part of the Fit for 55 packages presented in the summer of 2021 to speed up the energy transition and slash EU emissions by 55% by 2030, must now be formally approved by member states and the entire European Parliament.

The deal better regulates the use of biomass and recognizes the specific role of nuclear power. The text sets new renewable hydrogen targets for transport and industry, with the target set at 42% for 2030 and 60% by 2035. However, to benefit from the lower target, member states must have met their national contribution to the binding overall EU target of 42.5%.

The deal also plans for accelerating permitting procedures for renewable energy projects to wean the bloc’s dependence on foreign-imported fossil fuels and reach carbon neutrality by mid-century. Member states will designate “renewables acceleration areas” to allow for a simplified and fast-tracked permit-granting process for renewable energy projects.

While the European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the political agreement, NGO coalition CAN Europe branded the targets as “not in line with what scientific evidence is showing us,” and urged member states to work together and surpass a 50% EU renewable energy target by 2030.

Recommended Solar Power installers

Scandinavian-owned Vencosan brings together the very best experts from both the Spanish and Danish energy industries and has been a consistent, reliable and prominent part of the energy industry since 2005 and has vast experience in the industry throughout all its branches, from the installation of air conditioning systems and solar panels to the purchase and sale of electricity on the national electricity exchange market.

Vencosan has offices throughout Spain:

· C/ Islas Baleares 32, 46988 Paterna, Valencia
· C/ Ibiza 10, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
· Av. Dr. Gregorio Marañón, 68, 03185 Torrevieja, Alicante
· C/ Pietat 28, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona

Call free on- 900 696 888 or via email at: info@vencosan.com

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