More Wind Energy Facilities

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Spain broke records in Europe to increase by 3,522 MW (megawatt) wind capacity, 41 percent of the total (8554 MW) was installed in the EU, which together increased its capacity by 18 percent. "Spain, like Germany and Denmark made before, has taken the lead", said in a statement EWEA CEO Christian Kjaer. With the increase recorded last year, 10 percent of electricity comes from wind in Spain, according to EWEA. Spain with 15,145 MW, is the second country after Germany, with more wind capacity available in the EU area with a total capacity of 56 535 MW, which cover 3.7 percent of the energy demand of member countries. Almost 190,000 jobs. Renewable energy in Spain's renewable energy sector has nearly a thousand companies in Spain where 188,000 people work, including direct employment (89,000 workers) and indirect (99,000), according to the Reference Center Istas-CCOO. The study estimates age sixteen the industry average. In fact, one third of the companies has been established since 2000. The Spanish company Gamesa and Vestas Danish stood last year at the first and second place respectively in the list of major manufacturers of wind turbines for the Spanish market, announced yesterday Wind Energy Association (ESA). Gamesa installed 1670 MW, almost half of the 3,522 MW of wind power in Spain during 2007 and more than double the 700 MW last year. After doubling its rate of supply of wind turbines, the Basque manufacturer attributed the 48.63% of the power accumulated in the margins of 8.43% of its subsidiary Made.


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