Ecoener starts up the La Caleta Wind Farm

07 | 20 | 2020

Ecoener starts up the La Caleta Wind Farm

Ecoener has put into operation the La Caleta wind farm, located in San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria). La Caleta is one of the five parks that are currently under construction in the same Canarian municipality. The wind farm is made up of 7 Enercon E48 wind turbines and has a total power of 5.6 MW.

Following Ecoener’s permanent commitment to  Sustainability, the seven wind turbines that make up the park have outlined in red the tip of the blades, thus improving the visibility of birds.

In addition, infrared cameras and illuminators have been installed in three wind turbines in order to reduce the risk of collision of the most sensitive birds; It is a state-of-the-art system, ProBird, which avoided wind turbines when it detected birds by targeting them. Also, this device will be able to work at night, to protect the species that make night movements.

These two environmental measures reflect Ecoener’s active concern to contribute to the SDGs (UN Sustainable Development Goals), preserving the environment and the animal species that comprise it.

Despite the current COVID-19 health crisis situation, Ecoener has ensured that the construction of these parks continues as far as possible during the state of alarm. With this, La Caleta has become the first park in operation of the five that are scheduled by the end of the year.

FEDER funds

The La Caleta wind farm is co-financed with FEDER funds, this aid is the first call for aid for investment in wind energy technology production facilities located in the Canary Islands and promoted by the European Union, under the slogan A way of making Europe.