Throughout most of 2017, wind power was the second largest source of electricity generation in Spain. But in December, wind power became the largest source with a share of 24.3%. The Energy Planning of the government, which committed to installing about 6,400 MW of new wind capacity and investing about 7.5 billion EUR (8.99 billion USD) to meet European targets for 2020, is ongoing.
The Spanish wind sector installed only 96 MW during 2017. National investments for wind-related R&D totaled 11 million EUR (13.2 million USD) in 2017.
To learn more about wind energy in Spain, please review their chapter in the IEA Wind TCP 2017 Annual Report