Spain installed 135 MW PV systems in 2017

Spain installed 135 MW new PV capacity in 2017, according to the Spanish PV association UNEF (Union Espanola Fotovoltaica). The installed capacity increased by 145 percent compared to 55 MW in the previous year (2015: 49 MW), »thanks to new facilities for self-consumption, grid connected and stand-alone systems, intended mainly for agricultural and rural electrification plants.
This development has been driven, on the one hand, the high degree of competitiveness reached by photovoltaic technology, the costs have been reduced significantly in recent years, falling by 73 percent between 2010 and 2017, and on the other hand, by the will of citizens, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and local authorities »to demonstrate their commitment to the fight against climate change, clean energy generating and consuming.«
UNEF comprises more than 250 companies, organizations and groups throughout the value chain of technology (producers, installers, engineers, manufacturers of raw materials, modules and components, distributors and consultants).

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