Demand for stable legal framework for Spanish solar market
5th Spanish solar conference of Solarpraxis AG successfully finished
The Spanish solar market remains interesting – that was the result of the conference Conferencia de la Industria Solar - España 2011, which drew to a close on Friday, October 14 , 2011, in Madrid. At the two-day meeting, approximately 190 experts from the renewable energy sector gathered to discuss the Spanish solar market. Among others, the topics of grid parity in the photovoltaic sector, auto-consumption, distributed generation, incentives for renewable heat, and new international markets, were addressed.
Representatives from the various political parties present agreed on the need for a stable legal framework for the photovoltaic sector, in order to provide planning reliability for companies and investors. During the panel discussion, “The role of solar energy in the current political scene”, the importance of improving the electricity connections and the wiring systems within Europe, in order to enhance the energy transfer between the European countries was also underlined.
The topic of grid parity was addressed throughout the conference. In particular, it was said that since grid parity has already been reached in Spain, the future of the Spanish market lies in distributed generation and auto-consumption. How this will be put into practice, will be discussed at the follow-up conference in the next year.
The conference Conferencia de la Industria Solar – España in Spain took place for the fifth time. The event, which was organized by Solarpraxis AG, was supported by the European federations ESTELA, ESTIF (European Solar Thermal Industry Federation) and EPIA as well as the Spanish organizations AEF (Asociación Empresarial Fotovoltaica), ASIF, ASIT (Asociación Solar Industria Térmica), APPA (Asociación de Productores de Energías Renovables), and PROTERMOSOLAR.
Pictures can be downloaded under www.solarpraxis.de/en/conferences/conferencia-de-la-industria-solar-espana-2011/impressions/.
About Solarpraxis AG:
Solarpraxis is one of the leading organizers of conferences in the field of renewable energies. It has been arranging industry gatherings for decision-makers since 1998. Next to the oldest event organised by Solarpraxis - the Forum Solarpraxis – come numerous other conferences, including events in Italy, India, Spain, UK and USA.
Judith Hübner, phone +49 (0)30 / 72 62 96-327, email judith.huebner(at)solarpraxis.de