15 Apr '11, 3pm

Spanish Wind Generated More Power Than German Wind in 2010

Spanish Wind Generated More Power Than German Wind in 2010

In 2010, electricity from Spanish wind farms reached 42,976 GWh, exceeding Germany’s output of 36,600 GWh for the first time ever, according to data compiled by the Barometer EurObserv’ER , a European Commission agency that tracks renewable energies. Spain and Germany were followed by the United Kingdom, France and Portugal as Europe’s five biggest producers of wind energy, the agency reported. Noteworthy in Spain’s climb to the top of the EuroObserv’ER ranking is the fact that the country’s wind energy capacity last year, at 20,676 MW, was below that of Germany at 27,214 MW. The Spanish Wind Energy Association AEE lists several reasons for the country’s leading position in the European wind energy market. Among them: Mother Nature. Unlike Germany, Spain experienced a year of high winds in 2010. Also contributing to higher output was the sector’s use of more advanced turbi...

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