Extremadura is at the top of Circular Green Energy
08 Jun 2021
Thanks to the more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year that power photovoltaic panels and generate electricity, Extremadura was in 2020 the Spanish region in which more photovoltaic power was installed, with 1,300 new megawatts, that is, 22% of the national total.
It is expected that, by the end of 2030, 100% of the electricity generated in Extremadura will come only from renewable sources, bringing the region to zero net CO2 emissions. This means that Extremadura will reach climate neutrality 20 years earlier than expected for the whole of Spain. Also contributing to this forecast is the fact that Extremadura is the third Autonomous Community to produce hydroelectric energy.
On the other hand, Extremadura is one of the few areas in Spain in which large reserves of lithium have been confirmed, a key element for the development of batteries based on this mineral, a technology that, together with renewable energies, is called upon to lead the transformation that will lead the world economy to disengage from fossil fuels, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.