Red Eléctrica de España, a company which operates in Spain, the electrical system, reports that the nation is created almost 3% of the electricity of solar in 2010.
Although the Spanish once thriving solar industry withering criticism mounted boom in 2007 and 2008 projects to produce commercial quantities of electricity.
The network operator’s preliminary report on 2010, says that the solar energy produced, 6.9 terawatt-hours last year to 4000 megawatts of capacity to produce, mostly in the solar photovoltaics, accounting for 2.7% of the electricity supply.
Wind turbines are created almost 43 terawatt hours of slightly more than 16.4% of the supply of hydropower in 2010.
Spanish hydro plants for the production of electricity produced in the last year, 38 terawatt-hours of work, as always, since 1997.
New renewable energy sources, wind-and solar energy, together with the supply provided by 19%.
In conjunction with both new and traditional energy sources, is delivered to the Spanish electricity by 34%.
The Spanish climate, geography, and demographics are similar to California. Spanish 46 million inhabitants consumes some 260 terawatt-hours per year of electricity.
California is one of the 37 million people consumes approximately 300 terawatt-hours per year. However, wind produces less than 1.6 terawatt-hours per year, and the solar terawatt-hours to less than 1 year. Together, the wind and solar energy to offer only 2% of California’s electricity.