Project Development, Wind Power

Spanish Companies Get Subsidy For Wind Turbines

An affiliate of Spain’s ENDESA will build a windfarm in the northern region of Aragon, with the largest European subsidy ever provided for a wind facility.

MADRID, Spain, SP, 2002-01-02 [SolarAccess.com] Made Tecnologías will build the Tarazona Sur windfarm by next April, under a turnkey contract with the project owner, Elecdey Tarazona SA. The Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification & Saving will provide a subsidy of Euro 6 million. MADE will install 12 of its 800 kW AE-52 turbines, which sit on 60 m towers, and a 66/20 kV substation. The AE-52 turbine launches MADE’s 800 kW series, to be joined next year by models AE-56 and AE-59. The turbines’ variable speed synchronous generator and variable air flow control increase efficiency by allowing use in areas of low wind speeds, which MADE says will allow them to meet a growing demand for wind generators that suit specific features of each site. When the windfarm is complete, MADE will have installed 1,000 turbines around the world in the past 12 years.