Can Onshore Wind Keep Pace With Europe’s Surging Solar Markets?

By [email protected] From record-low solar prices in Portugal to a massive PV pipeline over the border in Spain, solar has been dominating the energy transition conversation in Southern Europe. Once the economics of solar reached the point of attractive subsidy-free returns, it was all but inevitable.

But tapping Southern Europe’s unfulfilled potential for onshore wind will be pivotal to the region’s decarbonization goals. That’s leading utilities in the region to structure plans to bolster onshore wind’s growth in tandem with solar’s economics-driven expansion to ensure that the two can serve as mutually supportive renewable resources for an increasingly clean-powered grid.

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