Spain Renewable Energy Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Spain Renewable Energy market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Spain Renewable Energy trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of Spain Renewable Energy Industry

Wind Technology is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The country witnessed huge investments in wind technology by international forums and private players in recent years, which resulted in rapid growth in wind-generated power share. The share of wind power generation in the country's renewable energy mix was around 43% as of 2022.
  • The installed capacity of wind turbines is anticipated to more than double by 2030, according to the Spanish government's National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan, published in 2021. Many offshore and onshore projects are queued up to accelerate wind power generation in the country.
  • According to Red Electrica, in 2022, Spain's total cumulative wind power capacity accounted for 29,729 MW, with an annual growth rate of approximately 4%. With the increase in new wind projects, demand for wind energy is expected to increase, which, in turn, will drive the market in the forecast period.
  • In February 2023, Repsol began generating clean energy at PI, its first renewable project in Castilla y León, Spain. The PI project includes seven wind farms with a total installed capacity of 175 MW.
  • On account of such developments, wind energy generation is expected to dominate Spain's renewable energy market.
Spain Renewable Energy Market - Cumulative Wind Power Installed Capacity, in MW, Spain, 2018-2022

Government Policies and Regulations May Drive the Market

  • The Spanish government has released several plans and policies to promote the growth of renewable energy in the power generation sector. These initiatives and project investments have resulted in around 42% of renewables share in the total power production as of 2021.
  • According to International Renewable Energy Agency, in 2022, the total installed renewable energy in Spain was 67,909 MW, with an increase of 9.05% compared to 2021. With the supportive government policies for renewable energy, the renewable installed capacity is expected to increase in the future.
  • For instance, to comply with EU regulations and reach the nation's greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction goals, the Spanish government adopted the integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (PNACC) for 2021-2030. The ten-year plan seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by reducing the gross total GHG emissions from the power, transportation, and industrial sectors.
  • In December 2021, the Spanish government approved the public-private funding measure to support renewable energy projects with the hope that it will help in achieving the green energy transition as soon as possible. Under the plan, the government allocated over USD 7.77 billion in public funds for innovative green energy technologies.
  • In July 2022, REER, the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) announced the third and fourth renewable energy auctions. To generate 74% of Spain's electricity from renewable sources and save one out of every three tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions now emitted, the Spanish National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) intend to develop 60 GW of renewable energy sources. According to MITECO, REER auctions are a key component of the plan to reach these objectives by 2030.
  • Such government initiatives are expected to bolster market growth in the coming years.
Spain Renewable Energy Market - Renewable Energy Installed Capacity, in MW, Spain, 2018-2022

Spanish Renewable Energy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)