The newly installed capacity of photovoltaic solar energy is expected to fluctuate between 450 and 500 megawatts (MW) per year, limited by regulatory constraints. Meanwhile, solar thermal energy could reach 1130 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2011 and stand at 1,500 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2012, three times in late 2010.
The park facilities wind and solar photovoltaic experience between 2011 and 2012 annual growth of about 10 100, in the context of changes in the legislative framework in which the activity takes power generation under the special regime, according to a report by the consultancy company of DBK.
The study notes that in the case of solar thermal energy will be a strong growth, setting up about 1,000 new megawatts in the two years that will make the operating power is multiplied threefold between 2010 and 2012.
For its part, the report reveals that the number of wind reached 889 in 2010, 6.6 per 100 more than in 2009. The installed capacity stood at 20,676 MW, an increase of 7.9 per 100 over the previous year.
As for the solar photovoltaic segment, the potential for business growth has been limited by changes in the legislative framework, as DBK. In 2010 the growth of the installed capacity of this type of energy amounted to 10.7 per 100, reaching 3782 megawatts. Moreover, in 2010, thirteen were operating solar thermal power plants with a total capacity of 532 megawatts.
The report also explains that the business of wind power generation is highly concentrated, bringing together the top ten operators for 71 100 of the installed capacity in 2010. By contrast, the solar energy segment is characterized by fragmentation, there are numerous smaller installations and counting the top ten companies with a share of total capacity of only 23 by 100.
Finally, in terms of sales, sales volume of wind power stood at 42,642 GWh in 2010, an increase of 14.7 per 100 compared to last year. The photovoltaic solar power segment recorded, in turn, a sharp slowdown in its growth as a result of lower premiums at the end of 2008. Thus, in 2010 sold 6279 GWh, up 5.7 per 100 over the previous year. Stresses, however, the growth of solar thermal energy, the volume of sales increased to 570 by 100 to 691 GWh.
According to DBK, loss of attractiveness of the Spanish market and growth potential presented by some foreign markets, continue to favor the short and medium term, the internationalization of Spanish companies in wind power and solar.