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The Development of the Renewable Energy Technologies in Spain

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This article examines the development of the four main renewable energy technologies (RET) in Spain in the latest years: biomass, small hydro (SH), solar photovoltaic (solar PV) and wind. It has been studied the variation of the work-ing time per MW installed available from the on line data base of Spanish National Commission on Energy (SNCE), in the national context and in each of the Autonomic Communities (AACC). We have also obtained the marginal cost curve of the global RE. The main conclusions of the study are that Spain is effective meeting the RE generation target but not efficient in costs and in short term it is not any RETs that can achieve competitive price comparing to the elec-trical market.

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F. Hernández and M. Hernández-Campos, "The Development of the Renewable Energy Technologies in Spain," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2011, pp. 110-115. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2011.22013.

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