The FAZ reported that the future of the wind industry has been developed in the past five years at a research institute in Denmark.
The EU-funded project named UpWind gathered forty companies from eleven European countries to join efforts to bring forward the concept for a mega turbine. UpWind shows that the wind industry has not yet exhausted all its possibilities. Stephan Ritter, general manager of GE’s wind business in Europe, stresses that the aim is not always about maximizing output, pointing out that smaller 1.6-MW turbines were much more competitive at sites with limited grid capacity and acknowledging that there was a tendency to design bigger towers, which enabled the smart generation of electricity also at weak wind sites.
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