and water technologies
The Canary Islands have been able to transfer successfully to their African neighbors their own expertise and technological developments, mainly in the renewable energy and water technology sectors, for providing basic services such as electrication and water supply services to isolated rural communities.
The Canary Islands Government is deploying in the region technology parks specializing in adaptive technologies for development.
Solar energy: more than 3,000 sunlight hours per year, with a radiation of 5-6 KWh/m2 per day. Photovoltaic systems operate with the production of more than 1,700 hours.
Wind power: constant winds with average speeds of 6 to 8 m/s provide wind farms the equivalent to 3,000-4,000 wind hours.
Water treatment: production of 600,000 m3 desalinated water per day. The rst desalinating plant in Spain was inaugura- ted in Lanzarote in 1965.
Geothermal energy: there are two projects currently in progress.