Wind tunnel Empuriabrava uses 100% renewable energy and uses as much electricity as the Camp Nou
EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The wind tunnel in Empuriabrava has developed into one of the most visited magnets in Empuriabrava, but also needs large amounts of electricity because of the many "airmen". At full speed, the turbines need more power than the football stadium of FC Barcelona, the Camp Nou. Consumption is between 500 and 1,200 kilowatts per hour, making the wind tunnel one of the largest energy users in the town or even the entire region.
One year ago, the whole system was changed and you now use 100% clean electricity, ie renewable energy. This makes the Empuriabrava wind tunnel one of the most effective in Europe in terms of construction, size and cooling system.
Jordi Meseguer, director of the plant explained to the website "energias-renovables.com" that they had set themselves the goals of respecting the environment and that's why they wanted to reach a CO2 emission of 0 - and that was done.
The more expensive electricity could be compensated by a slight increase in the rates for the jumpers (3-5%), but you can now enter the wind tunnel in Empuriabrava with a clear conscience.
Jordi Meseguer said that consumers have the power to produce more green electricity. If everyone ordered "green electricity", electricity providers would be forced to create larger and more renewable energy plants, and so the supply would automatically increase.