The European Energy Week 2016 (EUSEW) marks the end of the academic year 2015/2016 in Sotavento

The 2015/2016 academic year ends in Sotavento with more than 8,200 people received a total of 246 educational activities along the course at facilities Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm.

These data, coupled with historical accumulated since the start of the activities of divulging area in 2002, continue placing Sotavento as a benchmark in the field of dissemination of renewable energy.

Most of concerted activities along the course were conducted by high school students and technical groups, both groups represent more than 60% of visits received.

As for its origin, more than 94% of the received groups came from the Autonomous Community of Galicia, although it should be noted that the number of visits from different foreign countries (France, Denmark, etc.) equal to those received from other points of the Spanish geography, assuming both 6% of all groups received.

Among the different educational activities developed throughout the course, should highlight the performance of online visits through ICT present in the center, an activity that offers the opportunity to meet Sotavento collectives that its distance from the park makes it impossible classroom activity. Or the Sotavento collaboration on several projects of research training as is the SATMA project for training in the field of wind to vocational students.

As for activities outside the park stands the participation of Sotavento in the 1st edition of the Fair of Energy Galicia, where according to the organization of the event were more than 5,500 people received over 3 days in the International Fair grounds Abanca Silleda Galicia.

The finale this academic year marks the celebration of the European Energy Week 2016 (EUSEW). An initiative launched in 2006 by the European Commission and organized by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) closely with the Directorate General for Energy, in its 11ºedición marked as main objective to bring together public authorities, private companies, non-governmental organizations and consumers to promote energy saving initiatives and renewable energy in order to achieve a safe, clean and efficient energy system.

We recall that the end of the academic year 2015/2016 gives way to the beginning of a summer season in Sotavento, during which park facilities remain open for those who, under reservation (Phone: 981 563 777, email: info-disclosure @, they are interested in visiting Sotavento more from a tourism perspective. This aspect, less known, which include international organizations such as UNESCO.