Renewable energies Driven by Feed-on Tariffs. Photovoltaic vs Wind Energy Development in Spain

Victoria Pérez, Marta and Anton Hernandez, Ignacio and Sala Pano, Gabriel (2012). Renewable energies Driven by Feed-on Tariffs. Photovoltaic vs Wind Energy Development in Spain. In: "Retem 2012", Enero 2012, Ifrane, Marruecos.

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Title: Renewable energies Driven by Feed-on Tariffs. Photovoltaic vs Wind Energy Development in Spain
Author/s:
  • Victoria Pérez, Marta
  • Anton Hernandez, Ignacio
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: Retem 2012
Event Dates: Enero 2012
Event Location: Ifrane, Marruecos
Title of Book: Retem, Ifrane 2012
Date: 13 January 2012
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Although others regulations regarding feed-in tariffs for photovoltaics (PV) existed in Spain previously, the one that meant a paradigm change was the introduction in 2007 of law R.D.661/2007 which established a feed-in tariff of 41,75 cents/kWh if the installed capacity was greater than 100KWp and 44,04 cents/kWh if it was smaller. The high level of the subsidies together with the lack of a limit for the total installed capacity originates the well-known Spanish photovoltaic boom. In September 2008 the installed PV capacity accounted for 3.2GWp (while the official objective stated in the national renewable roadmap was only 400MWp). To avoid this situation a new law, R.D. 1578/2008, was proclaimed which established a decreasing feed-in tariff of 32 cents/kWh (for ground installations) and 34 cents/kWh (for rooftops) and it limited the annual installed capacity to 500MWp. Although it was successful in limiting the PV subsidies total costs, the successive and sudden changes in regulations resulted very harmful to the local PV industry. In this article, the strong influence of feed-in tariff in the development of PV installed capacity and market evolution in Spain will be analyzed in detail. In addition, a comparison with other subsidized technologies which installed capacity has had a smoother evolution, as wind energy, will be presented.

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Item ID: 19769
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19769/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19769
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Sep 2013 11:31
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 21:08
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