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Canary Islands: 100% Electricity from renewables is possible and economically viable

The Canary Islands could meet their entire electricity requirements from renewable energy sources by 2050, thereby establishing a sustainable, zero-emission and economically viable long-term energy supply, as demonstrated by a recently published study produced by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) on behalf of Greenpeace. Systems analysts at the DLR … Continue reading Canary Islands: 100% Electricity from renewables is possible and economically viable

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Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference. This concept could be applied in heavily built-up territories or natural areas … Continue reading Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

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Gamesa inaugurates Spain's first offshore wind turbine off the Canary Islands coast

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, today inaugurated the company's maiden offshore wind turbine – and the first to be installed in Spain – in Arinaga Quay (Gran Canary Island). The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Canary Islands regional government, Paulino Rivero, the Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, … Continue reading Gamesa inaugurates Spain's first offshore wind turbine off the Canary Islands coast

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ENERCON opens Sales office on Canary Islands

Starting January 2013, customers will be able to contact ENERCON Sales International directly at their new office on Gran Canaria. The new premises are sufficiently large to accommodate 6 employees. Eventually this location will be home base for staff from ENERCON Project Management who will be supervising the islands’ wind projects. “The office in Las … Continue reading ENERCON opens Sales office on Canary Islands

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The Wind-Hydro-Pumped Station of El Hierro

The El Hierro Sustainability Plan, approved on the 27th of November, 1997 by the Council of the island of El Hierro, poses the idea of making the island a self-sustained location. This possibility has been backed up in the “White Paper for a Community StrategyAction Plan” developed by the European Commission, which includes the following … Continue reading The Wind-Hydro-Pumped Station of El Hierro

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