Spain Grants Permits for 3,526.5 MW of New Solar and Wind Projects Amidst Quarter-on-Quarter Drop

Spain issued permits for 3,526.5 megawatts (MW) of new solar and wind power projects during the second quarter of 2024, marking a 40.8% decrease from the previous quarter, according to a report by research firm Opina 360, sourced from official state gazette announcements.

The report, commissioned by conference organizers Foro Sello, indicated that 46 projects received approvals for either consent, construction permits, or both. These projects encompass 3,155.8 MW of solar capacity and 390.7 MW of wind power.

Geographically, the majority of approved capacity is concentrated in five regions: Castile and Leon, Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha, Navarre, and Madrid. Additional approvals totaled 113.8 MW of solar projects in Aragon, the , and the Valencian Community, while no projects were greenlit in the remaining autonomous regions during the quarter.

The report also noted the approval of one project, a 4.6 MW proposal in the Canary Islands, alongside a 19.3 MW solar project in the Valencian Community that secured a favorable environmental impact statement (EIS).

Concurrently, Spain's Ministry for the Ecological Transition formally rejected 48 projects during the same period, totaling 2,155.6 MW of wind and 889.8 MW of solar power. Rejections were based on flawed EIS, expired access permits, or withdrawal by developers.

The second quarter also saw 42 projects totaling 4,864.5 MW enter the public consultation phase, encompassing solar, wind, and new hydroelectric proposals, underscoring ongoing developments in Spain's sector.


Related Articles

Popular Categories