Industrialisation and innovation make photovoltaics a strong candidate for Recovery Funds

The Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) believes that solar energy has a great potential to contribute to the reindustrialisation of the country. Photovoltaic technology is definitely one of the disruptive elements of the energy transition.

“Photovoltaic energy in Spain is a safe bet and a great opportunity both in terms of the amount of available resources and the capacity of our companies. It is, in short, an opportunity for economic reactivation in a green sense”, said the Secretary of State for Energy of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), Sara Aagesen, who visited the Region of Murcia on 19 April to get to know the business ecosystem of the renewable energy sector and its deployment in the region.

“During this visit to the Region of Murcia, we will be able to see the different proposals ranging from self-consumption to large plants that are committed to environmental integration. All efforts will be necessary to meet the energy and climate objectives”, said Sara Aagesen.

The Secretary of State for Energy visited, together with Rafael Benjumea and José Donoso, president and CEO of UNEF, respectively, the Soltec Power Holdings facilities in Molina de Segura where the company has a factory with an important industrial activity and laboratories where it develops various lines of innovation linked to photovoltaic solar energy and storage technologies, both through batteries and green hydrogen.

The President of UNEF, Rafael Benjumea, stressed that “the ecological transition is a challenge. The photovoltaic industry is key. It is the key technology for recovery and decarbonisation”. And he said he was confident that Spain has capacity to meet this challenge as “we have a strong position in the photovoltaic manufacturing chain with our own technology in the elements with the greatest added value in the value chain (power electronics, trackers, structures, design, specifiers, promoters) and with world-leading companies, especially in the manufacture of solar trackers and inverters”, he pointed out.

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