Renewable energy sources in Spain

Spain is a windy country but it is perhaps surprising that it is now the second biggest wind energy producer in the world. Wind farms are of course not without their critics. There is growing opposition to the blight they cause on the landscape, especially when compensation is only paid to the municipality in which the farm is sited, instead of to every municipality which can see it. As everywhere else, it is often a question of people being in favour of wind energy as long as the farm is not built on their doorstep. SEO (the Spanish Birdlife) is not against wind farms per se, but believes much greater care should be taken in their location, avoiding sensitive migration routes and in ZEPAs (Zona Especial de Protección de Aves).

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  • Solar power in Spain (wikipedia) “The Spanish government is committed to achieving the target of 12 percent of primary energy from renewable energy by 2010 with an installed solar generating capacity of 400 megawatts (MW). Spain is one of the most attractive countries with regard to the development of solar energy, as it has the greatest amount of available sunshine of any country in Europe. Spain is the fourth largest manufacturer in the world of solar power technology and exports 80 percent of this output to Germany…
  • Wind power in Spain (wikipedia) On particular windy days, wind power generation has surpassed all other electricity sources in Spain. Wind farms are known as parques eólicos in Spain, eólico being an adjectival form of Aeolus. On March 31, 2007 the all time peak for wind generation was seen…
  • Spain: Renewable Energy Powerhouse (Treehugger) A rapid rise that has allowed Spain to become the world’s second largest producer of wind energy after Germany and a front-runner in solar and biofuel technologies
  • Wind power in Galicia wikipedia) Galicia currently leads wind power development in the autonomous regions for the third consecutive year with an increase in wind power of 264 MW, succeeding Castilla La Mancha, who exceeded the development goal of 1000 MW, and followed by Aragon, Navarra, and Castilla Leon, and the remaining autonomous regions. Castilla Leon and La Rioja have initiated wind energy production, and the north-eastern area of Soria also holds the capacity to be an efficient producer; the possession of workable resources for wind power development is also represented in the Cantabrian, eastern and south-eastern coasts.

wind farms in Andalusia; wind farms in Catalonia, wind farms in Aragon, wind farms in Balears; wind farms in Basque Country; wind farms in Navarra; wind farms in Canarias; wind farms in Castilla y León; wind farms in Castilla-La Mancha; wind farms in Extremadura; wind farms in Madrid; wind farms in Murcia; wind farms in Valencia; wind farms in Andalucia

wind energy in Andalusia; wind energy in Catalonia, wind energy in Aragon, wind energy in Balears; wind energy in Basque Country; wind energy in Navarra; wind energy in Canarias; wind energy in Castilla y León; wind energy in Castilla-La Mancha; wind energy in Extremadura; wind energy in Madrid; wind energy in Murcia; wind energy in Valencia; wind energy in Andalucia

wind turbines in Andalusia; wind turbines in Catalonia, wind turbines in Aragon, wind turbines in Balears; wind turbines in Basque Country; wind turbines in Navarra; wind turbines in Canarias; wind turbines in Castilla y León; wind turbines in Castilla-La Mancha; wind turbines in Extremadura; wind turbines in Madrid; wind turbines in Murcia; wind turbines in Valencia; wind turbines in Andalucia

renewable energy in Andalusia; renewable energy in Catalonia, renewable energy in Aragon, renewable energy in Balears; renewable energy in Basque Country; renewable energy in Navarra; renewable energy in Canarias; renewable energy in Castilla y León; renewable energy in Castilla-La Mancha; renewable energy in Extremadura; renewable energy in Madrid; renewable energy in Murcia; renewable energy in Valencia; renewable energy in Andalucia

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