Last March 10, 2009 was the 25th anniversary of the public opening of the first modern wind turbine, connected to the grid in Catalonia. (Press clipping PDF)
To celebrate this event, the local branch of Eurosolar - European Association for Renewable Energies) launched a pioneering initiative in our country: Living from the air of the sky. It involves the installation of a wind turbine of shared ownership among citizens who voluntarily provide the money needed to realize the project.
To develop the project it was set Eolpop SL, a small private company which is responsible for promoting and carrying out the project and responsible for issuing participatory accounts that enable shared ownership of the turbine.
Eolpop has found a suitable location (good wind, easy access and proximity to the grid medium voltage), has commissioned the project, has reached an agreement with the owners of the land and with the town council and is managing the necessary permits and has chosen the model of wind-turbine.
Also Eolpop is responsible for signing the purchase agreement with the wind-turbine manufacturer, supervise the installation and commissioning, and managing sales contracts relating to energy, maintenance of the machine and insurance.