New Solar Power Park in the Balearics
Son Corcó, situated in Consell (Baleares), has a power of 2,4 MW. Photo: Government of the Balearic Islands

New Solar Power Park in the Balearics

In Consell, Mallorca a new photovoltaic park 'Son Corcó' has started its experimental commissioning tests this week. It is a photovoltaic installation that occupies an area of ​​almost three hectares and that will generate a power of 2.4 MW. It is the first park to be launched in the Balearic Islands since 2011, when the state government suspended…

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Old Spanish Coal Complex is to be Replaced by Europe’s Biggest Solar Energy Plant
The complex will feature 1.585GW of PV and replace a 1.1GW-plus thermal power trio Endesa is decommissioning at Andorra, Teruel. Image copyright: 2011-2019 Endesa S.A.

Old Spanish Coal Complex is to be Replaced by Europe’s Biggest Solar Energy Plant

Plans for what is being billed as “Europe’s largest solar plant” have been put forward in Spain as the UN climate negotiations came to a close in Madrid. Endesa took the floor at the COP25 summit in Madrid to announce a roadmap to replace its major thermal power plant in the Teruel province with a renewable “megaproject”. José…

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Two Solar Energy Parks for Ibiza?
Solar Park in Formentera

Two Solar Energy Parks for Ibiza?

"Making progress in the field of renewable energies by gradually abandoning the ones that are most polluting". That is the objective of the Balearic Government for this term, according the Minister of Energy, Juan Pedro Yllanes, who met with the president of the Consell d'Eivissa, Vicent Marí. "We want the Balearic Islands to be a pioneer in terms…

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MIT Research: Shifting to Renewables is a Win-Win.

15 million Spaniards are breathing air the EU considers polluted. Dirty air causes 64,000 early deaths every year in the UK, and this number is expected to rise sharply in the coming years. Worldwide it causes 8.8 million deaths each year, which is more than deaths caused by smoking. The costs for health systems are enormous. It is…

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EU to support islands’ renewable energy dreams

Islands in the EU can now benefit from a support mechanism for new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that includes help with early-stage, pre-feasibility studies as well as technical and financial due diligence for more advanced projects. The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat, representing the European Commission, launched the scheme earlier this week, allowing islands to…

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