In the area outside the wind farm, spread over 50 hectares, the visitor can find the following features.
A total of 24 machines, among which are found 9 different models.
Several different actual installations of both thermal and photovoltaic technologies.
It is an interpretation centre of bioclimatic architecture, showing the real possibilities of an efficient model building. Visitors can try out the applicability of renewables in a family home and the compare technological innovations in this field. It is equipped with a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a boiler and electricity production area.
Traditionally used to protect crops from birds.
To mark the fourth centenary of Don Quixote, a route was born to honour this work and its author in general and, in particular, the chapters in which the wind takes prominence. In each of the machines in the Wind Farm you can see a bullet and a figure illustrating different parts of the book by Don Miguel de Cervantes.
For knowing wind strength and wind direction. In Sotavento they are up to 7 m. in length and their colours identify the six renewable energy sources.
Nine burial mounds and tombs from the Megalithic period. One of these has been reproduced for viewing the principle features.
It is comprised of sculptures scattered throughout the 50 hectares of the Wind Farm, all related to the wind. They consist of parts of the mine and the As Pontes power plant (pressure pipelines, coal silos, etc.). The colouring present in the sculptures represent, as in the case of the windsocks, the six renewable energy sources.
During the tour, we see a wealth of Galician geology and a permanent exhibition of the unique stones representative of our geology. It was conducted by the Luis Iglesias Natural History Museum at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and educational guides are available, produced in collaboration with the University’s Faculty of Education along with the educational department at Sotavento.