EXPERIMENTAL WIND POWER AREA IN BARASOAIN
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Three of the wind turbines are mounted on steel towers and two on concrete towers. This allows us to test both materials on the same site under different wind conditions.
The heights are 92 and 95.5 meters for the steel towers and 100 meters for the concrete ones. In both cases, the rotor diameter is 116 meters.
Under construction since 2012, the start-up of the installation took place in February 2013.
Its experimental nature does not prevent it from sending a considerable amount of energy to the grid. It produces an average 34 GWh per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 12,000 homes
- Location: Barásoain, Navarra (Spain).
- Capacity: 15 MW.
- Wind turbine: ACCIONA Windpower AW116/3000.
- Tower: steel (3 - 92 and 95,5m) and concrete (2 - 100m).
- Start-up: 2013.
- Owner: ACCIONA.
- The installation is used to test the AW3000 wind turbines that ACCIONA Windpower installs all over the world.
- It allows a comparison of the performance of the wind turbine with steel and concrete towers..
- Despite its essentially experimental nature, it produces clean energy equivalent to the consumption of 12,000 homes