Wind and solar in Spain – Overview of 2021

For the fourth year, we publish the summary of how wind and solar have performed in Spain in the year just ended. Although the final stretch of the year has been marked by the incredible escalation in electricity prices, in 2021 many relevant…

O&M contracts that exceed the expected life of wind turbines?

The duration of wind O&M contracts is increasing and this trend seems to be unstoppable. We analyze the reasons for this trend and its potential risks

Analysis of the second renewable auction in Spain

All the insights you must know about the results of the second renewable auction in Spain where almost 3.3GW of wind and solar power were awarded.

ASP: the worst (and most popular) turbine price indicator

ASP or Average Selling Price is the most widely used wind turbine price indicator but it has many limitations and clear room for improvement

Record-breaking windturbines – Part II

Here is the second part of last year's article on record-breaking wind turbines, which reviewed record-setting models such as GE1.5, E-126 or Haliade-X. In this new issue we will review wind turbines that, for one reason or another, deserve…

Floating offshore in Spain: main developments

Review of the main floating offshore technology developments in Spain such as WindFloat, PivotBuoy, Elisa, Sath, Nautilus, Flagship and others.

Raw materials and renewables: the perfect storm

The impressive rise in the price of raw materials that we are seeing is affecting all industries, and renewables are no different. But let's take a closer look at the impact on wind and solar, trying to guess whether this rise is temporary or…
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Offshore wind in Spain

The recent news from Iberdrola and Acciona about offshore projects in Spain has reactivated media interest in this type of project. Iberdrola is even talking about having the project in operation by 2026. Will we really see commercial offshore…

Wind OEMs: 2020 financial review

Installation records, key role in the generation mix, floating offshore, green hydrogen... everything seems to be shining (or blowing) in the wind paradise except for one small detail: manufacturers fail to make money...

Clash of the wind titans

With the recent announcement of the new Vestas V236-15MW offshore giant, GE Haliade-X and SG14-222 complete the trio that is set to fight for offshore mega-contracts in the coming years.   In this article, we review the state of development…