The machine developed by the Spanish company Kliux Energies has been installed as part of the AVER project, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which the University of Saragossa explains aims "to study integrating renewable energy sources into buildings to cover their electricity demand".
The Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in Greece has announced that the Rokas Group, a Greek subsidiary of the Spanish company Iberdrola, has submitted to the authorities in the northern Aegean an environmental impact study for the Aegean Link project, budgeted at €1,850 million.
The HiPRWind R&D project (involving nineteen companies from eight countries) involves the design and installation of a floating wind platform, which will be anchored to the seabed and will support a 1.5-MW Acciona wind turbine. The Spanish company, which is directly responsible for designing the floating platform, forecasts that the platform and wind turbine will be installed in the second half of 2013.
Only superseded by Germany, China, Denmark and the United States. Yes, we are the world's fifth largest exporter of wind technology, according to data released recently by the UN, which indicate that our country exported towers, blades and wind turbines totalling €1.836 billion in 2010. In fact, the sector increased its exports eight-fold between 2000 and 2010, according to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE).
The component represents a part of the Zèfir Med Floating Wind Plant, the second phase of the Zèfir offshore wind project that aims to roll out five different types of wind turbine technology on floating substructures thirty kilometres off the coast of Tarragona, in waters 110-metres deep.
The Spanish multinational recently announced it had installed a record 3,308 MW of new capacity in 2011, 27.8% more than in 2010. This figure tops the company's former annual installation record (3,134 MW, registered in 2008), and lifts its total installed capacity to 24,138 MW. Thanks to this effort, the company has moved higher up the world ranking of wind turbine manufacturers to fourth place.
The facility operated by Ceder, Spain’s Centre for the Development of Renewable Energy Sources (which reports to Ciemat, the Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology), will be used for testing small wind turbine blades. The performance of these blades will be monitored and analysed at Ceder-Ciemat to optimise industrial designs.
Inbisa has declared that it has completed construction of Aeroblade’s new industrial plant at the Zamudio Technology Park in Vizcaya. Aeroblade, which will design and manufacture wind turbine blades in Zamudio, also plans to use the plant to produce a 68-metre long blade, described by Inbisa as "the longest in the world".
According to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), February 2012 saw the highest level of wind output in Spain ever: 4,890 GWh. The electricity generated avoided the need to import fossil fuels worth €260 million during the month.
The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer has signed a "memorandum of understanding" with the Estonian shipping and metallurgical group BLRT Grupp "to explore cooperation opportunities" in the development of offshore wind in Baltic waters.