Even though Spain has less installed capacity, it generated more electricity from wind energy than Germany in 2010, according to the Asociacion Empresarial Eolica (AEE).
Electricity generation using wind reached 42,976 GWh in Spain in 2010. The electricity demand covered by wind energy in Spain last year was 16.4%, compared to 6.2% in Germany.
However, Germany holds the first place in Europe in terms of installed capacity, with a total of 27,214 MW in December 2010. Spain occupies the second position with 20,676 MW.
Unlike Germany, 2010 was a year of high levels of wind in Spain. Also, Spain has lower generation costs, more modern wind turbines than Germany and a better grid-integration system, according to the AEE.
SOURCE: Asociacion Empresarial Eolica