As far as photovoltaic energy is concerned, Aragón is in the leading group of the autonomous communities that are leading the take-off.
Aragon is in the process of several projects of electricity production through renewable energies that total 19,703 megawatts, of which 12,703 correspond to photovoltaic installations, 6,631 to wind and 125 to others, as reported by Unieléctrica in a press release.
In fact, the power of multiple small photovoltaic projects for which Aragonese businessmen have applications being processed to connect to the networks would be equivalent to that needed to supply just over 5,000 medium consumption homes.
Aragon is in the leading group of the autonomous communities that are leading this take-off of photovoltaics, being the fourth region in this ranking, only behind other communities much more extensive and with more hours of sunshine a year, as Andalusia, Castilla y León and Castilla La Mancha, and well ahead of Valencia, Extremadura, Madrid or Murcia.
These data do not include the very numerous projects that are being built for self-sufficiency in facilities, homes and businesses, but without the need for connection to the network, something that would probably shoot up the figure of photovoltaic power that are installing the Aragonese.
In addition, the numbers show the take-off of the photovoltaic energy sector in a few months, at a pace that leaves it within reach that next year 20% of the country’s total energy consumption should be generated by renewables, 42% within a decade.
In this regard, in Spain, photovoltaic projects whose applications for ‘coupling’ are being processed by REE total 109,298 MW (76.8% of the total managed), which would be equivalent to the power to maintain 43,720 homes or a city of more than 140,000 inhabitants.