Spanish island to be fully powered
A wind farm opening at the end of June will turn into electricity the gusts that rake the steep cliffs and green mo mulberry purse untains of the volcanic island off the Atlantic coast of Africa.
Its five turbines installed at the northeastern tip of El Hierro near the capital Valverde will have a total output of 11.5 megawatts more than enough power to meet t mulberry purse he demand of the island’s roughly 10,000 residents and its energy hungry water desalination plants.
Surplus power from the wind turbines will be used to pump fresh water from a reservoir near the harbour to a larger one at volcanic crater located about 700 metres above sea level.
When there is little or mulberry purse no wind, the water will be channelled down to the lower reservoir through turbines to generate electricity in turn.
“This system guarantees us a supply of electricity,” said the director of the Gorona del Viento wi mulberry purse nd power plant, Juan Manuel Quintero who is supervising final tests before the plant starts functioning in a few weeks.
The plant will account for 50 per cent of the island’s electricity demand when it is officially inaugurated at the end of June, a figure that will rise to 100 per cent over the following months.