9 Feb, 2012 @ 14:43
1 min read

Local warming in Spain

THEY have made Spain the fourth biggest producer of wind energy in the world – but now it seems wind turbines could actually be changing the country’s weather.

At least locally, that is.

According to a new study, the turbines can make temperatures cooler by up to four degrees during the day and the opposite at night.

The effect is caused by the blades scooping warm air away from the ground and pushing cooler air downwards, claims professor Somnath Roy, who based his research on a wind farm in California.

Spain leads the way in turbine innovation, with 20 per cent of its energy produced by wind – producing electricity for 10 million households and employing over 30,000 people.

Eloise Horsfield

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: [email protected] or call 951 273 575

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

Good news on 50m euro marina for Axarquia

Next Story

Garzon found guilty of phone tapping

Latest from Environment

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press