Located in the Caribbean Sea, it covers 193 km² and includes 110000 inhabitants. Like all tropical realities, it is already facing the harmful effects of climate change.
In June 2012, the island's government announced its intention to undertake a incisive climate change mitigation policy, converting the energy model of the island towards full autonomy from renewable sources. At that time Aruba was generating beyond the 20% of its electrical input from the wind, Thanks to Vader Piet Windmill Farm, wind farm built in 2009 in the eastern part of the island; consisting of 10 on-shore turbines for a total capacity of 30 MW. In addition, a second wind farm for a capacity of 26,4 MW was recently completed using the latest generation turbines.
The island occupies a very favorable position for the installation of wind turbines, guaranteeing over 5.000 wind hours per year; other projects for future new installations are currently being evaluated.