- El Rodeo wind farm features pioneering measures to achieve better integration with the landscape and protect local wildlife.
- The facility will reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions by 8,050 tons.
Ecoener, a renewable energy producer with a long-term approach, has announced the commissioning of El Rodeo wind farm, its fourth project in the island of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. The wind farm, with an installed capacity of 4.8 MW, is located in San Bartolomé de Tirajana and has 6 ENERCON E-48 wind turbines.
The construction of this wind farm underscores Ecoener’s commitment to sustainability on the island and will enable a reduction of 8,050 tons of atmospheric CO2 emissions.
The wind farm features several measures aimed at protecting local wildlife. The tips of the wind turbines’ blades have been painted red to increase their visibility in order to prevent bird collisions.
In addition, the shafts have been painted in earth colours in gradation to improve integration with the landscape. These are the first ENERCON E-48 turbines in this colour scheme, and have been specially adapted to blend in with the island’s distinctive landscape.
These measures are a further reflection of Ecoener’s total commitment to the environment.
The wind farm has been co-financed with ERDF funds as part of the first round of grants for investment in wind energy facilities in the Canary Islands. This round of financing was organised by the European Union, under the motto “A way to make Europe.”