Last night Spain beat it’s wind power peak performance record with 11,175 megawatts, breaking its record of 10,880 set in April of 2008.
Spanish wind farms also set a record for the amount of electricity they produced in a given day with 234,059 megawatt-hours – amounting to an impressive 26 percent of the countries power demand.
Spain has been one of the leaders in wind power growth along with the U.S. and China. Although it is dismally behind the greenhouse gas emission levels called for by the Kyoto protocol, it is working hard to meet them via wind power.
Currently wind farms in Spain produce approximately 16K megawatts, but the government’s aggressive foray into the wind power industry means that they expect that number to climb to 20K by 2010 and 40K by 2020.