Wind power, reflection by Grace Cassidy, Clemson University 2018 at INGENIO
Driving to the portion of the Camino we were going to walk in Pamplona, I noticed that on top of the mountains there were a plethora of wind turbines. The mountains were lined with these large, white objects constantly spinning. As we arrived at the Way of Saint James, I stared up at the gigantic machines. I became mesmerized in their perfectly timed clockwise rotation. I then turned to notice the power of the wind. It whipped through everyone’s hair and caused people to become unbalanced. The conditions at the top of the mountains were perfect for the placement of wind turbines. There is plenty of wind to harvest energy from making it a prime resource to use. In using a natural resource to produce power, the environment is benefited in comparison to using other materials. Spain has the potential to use more of this natural resource and has been supporting the development of this form of production of energy. The nation is supporting the construction of wind farms with specific requirements. The rate of development of wind power is constantly increasing. Navarra is leading the development of wind power. It’s wind turbines supply a substantial amount of the regions energy effectively. I believe Spain’s development of wind power is a smart investment and a great use of a prominent natural resource to produce energy while conserving the environment.