Wind power - 04/23/2012
Vestas and its customers reach 50GW of installed capacity
As the world's energy mix is being reshaped, a significant milestone has been achieved: Vestas has reached an installed global capacity of 50GW of wind energy, a result of years of hard work with our customers and partners, and a significant milestone for the maturing wind industry.
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. 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.
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.