The Spanish Sun

July/August 2008
A version of this article appears in the July/August 2008 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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July 01, 2008
With a name nearly synonymous with sun, Spain has become one of the European Union’s top vacation destinations. The tourism industry has taken a liking to Spain’s fair-weather resources, but with every passing sunny day, the country is missing out on millions of euros in renewable energy revenue. A wind industry leader, Spain has only 407 MW of installed PV production. This leaves this could-be sun factory of Europe around 2,200 MW behind Germany, a country less well known for sunbathing.

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