Spain plans to bring 8.8GW of renewable energy generating capacity onstream in 2010-2012, the government has announced.

About 5.3GW of capacity will be wind power and 1.5GW is expected to come from solar mirrors.

Spain’s industry ministry has completed the approval of a flood of renewable energy projects it received over the summer.

It has also approved projects to qualify for lucrative subsidies set in 2007, an Industry Ministry spokesman said.

“There could be a few appeals from developers who were not approved, but basically the process is finished and covers installations for the next three years,” the spokesman told Reuters.