Wind Energy Production In The World: Spain Working Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy
The following is an excerpt from John Walsh | October 24, 2016 | ibtimes.com |
The streets of Pamplona, Spain, become filled with energy every July as thousands of tourists flock to the city for the famous running of the bulls. But if the Spanish company Acciona meets its goal, 100 percent of all of Spain’s energy could soon come from the city increasingly known as a hot spot for renewable energy, according to media reports Sunday.
Acciona committed roughly $68.69 million into five manufacturing facilities in 2015 to expand its production of wind turbines and achieve its goal. The company accounts for 70 percent of Spain’s renewable electricity.
“I think people are going to tell me we’re crazy, but I’m pretty sure we’ll arrive at 100 percent for one moment for sure,” Miguel Ezpeleta, director of Acciona’s control center, told Australian news channel, ABC NEWS.
At one point in November, Acciona's wind energy provided 70 percent of Spain’s electrical needs, the company said. A daytime record was reached in January, when 54 percent of Spain’s electricity use was powered by wind.
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