Archive for April 20, 2012

Vestas Reaches 50 Gigawatts Wind Capacity

Congratulations to wind turbine manufacturer Vestas on their remarkable milestone of 50 Gigawatts wind generation capacity installed to date, reached in the first quarter this year.

Photo Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S

The threshold was passed in the first quarter of 2012, with the completion of the Knäred wind project in Laholm Municipality in Southern Sweden. Knäred is a 20MW project from Vestas key account E.ON, and features 10 V90-2.0MW turbines which provide enough energy for approximately 10,000 Swedish households

Fifty GW amounts to more than 46,000 turbines, close to a fifth of total global capacity, and generates enough clean energy to power 19 million European households, saving the world from 55 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

Congratulations to Vestas!

Vestas do say they had a little help…

Reaching 50GW has only been possible through the commitment and vision Vestas employees has shown in collaboration with our customers, suppliers and investors over the last 30 years.

Plus European public policies and citizenry demand for clean energy that acknowledge the costs of pollution, has helped create level playing fields for renewable energy, also hasn’t hurt.

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Vestas reaches 50GW of installed capacity