According to Red Electrica de Espana, the country’s grid operator, tThe top source of renewable power in the country this March was wind, producing 22.5% of the country’s power.
Spain has long been a leader in wind power, recently becoming the first country in the world to claim wind as its top energy source throughout a year.
Overall, 69% of Spain’s power came from carbon-free sources last month, with nuclear producing another 23.8% of power.
Overall, however, wind has beat out nuclear power in providing more power to Spain in 2015. Wind provided 23.7% of power between January and March, while nuclear accounted for 22.7% in the same period.
Spain is aiming to use wind to supply 40% of electrical consumption by 2020.
Other forms of renewables also continue to be on the rise in Spain, particularly solar power.
Although solar accounted for only 3.2% of Spain’s power in March, the country’s solar industry is one of the largest in the world.
Other notable renewable power sources in Spain include hydroelectric power, which made up 17.5% of the country’s energy in March, and thermal renewable, which accounted for 1.8%.
The latest announcement coming from Spain is just the latest is a host of positive European renewable development.
Last year, renewable energy became a major source of Germany’s electricity supply. Wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower accounted for 27.3% of Germany’s total power. On May 11, 2014,; Germany broke records by generating 74% of its power from renewable sources.
In the UK, renewables also reached record highs last year. Renewable power contributed nearly one fifth of the the country’s power in 2014.
Offshore wind power grew by 62% while hydropower increased by 78%.
Meanwhile, solar capacity almost doubled in the UK in 2014.
At the end of 2014, almost five gigawatts (5GW) of solar photovoltaic panels had been installed in the country with enough panels to supply the equivalent of 1.5m homes in the UK.