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InnoBlog: Blowing in the wind in Barcelona

Before coming to Barcelona for my second year of the EIT InnoEnergy Master’s in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems, I had already heard that it was a vibrant city with interesting museums, architecture, and good food. When I arrived, I also discovered that Barcelona  has small mountains and hills relatively close to the centre that offer easily accessible walking paths with great views. In Spanish, such a viewpoint is called a ‘mirador’, and I have visited several of these hilltops together with fellow students.

Moving vertically

One of my favourite viewpoints is on top of a hill close by where I live, and I like to go for a morning run there. When I’m there it is not only the view of the city that catches my attention, as my eyes are also drawn to a tall structure that stands on the hill, namely a relatively small, vertical-axis wind turbine.