Currently, Uruguay generates 22% of its energy thanks to the force of the wind. It is estimated that next year the figure will increase to 38%, placing our neighbors on the world podium for energies based on wind (as specified this month by the Revista Eólica y del Vehicular Eléctrico, REVE).
Wind power is a renewable energy source that uses the force of the wind to generate electricity. The main means of obtaining it are wind turbines, "windmills" of variable size that transform the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy with their blades.
In just a decade, Uruguay became the Latin American country with the highest generation of wind energy. In addition, it is one of the main worldwide. The current leader is Denmark with 42% of its consumption with these mills.
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