Spain is truly an international leader in the development of renewable energy and already produce the third most wind energy in the world and the second most solar energy. Despite this, Spain’s massive coastline has remained untapped as a wind energy resource, until now.
Last week the Spanish government announced that they intend to divest themselves entirely of nuclear power and in order to do this they would increase investment in wind power through installations along the 5,000 miles of Spanish coastline.
The coastline has officially been approved to be mapped out for all relevant factors for establishing wind farms including wind speed, ecological factors and boat traffic.
Earlier this year Spain brought attention to the value of wind energy when they set a record for wind power generation with 11,180 megawatts from a strong wind. To put it into perspective, that much wind power was enough to meet about 40 percent of all of Spain’s energy demands at the time.