BLADES FOR WIND TURBINES OF THE FUTURE
LM Wind Power is the world’s leading supplier of blades for wind turbines and the only supplier that operates on a global basis. We have achieved this strong position in a business distinctive for international growth via a consistent focus on research, product development and quality. Blades play a crucial role in wind turbines – their design is crucial to the efficient exploitation of energy from the wind, and almost one in four turbines in the world have LM Wind Power blades. On April 20, 2017, we became part of GE Renewable Energy, in a joint effort to power a cleaner world and unleash limitless energy.
LM Wind Power has produced more than 195,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to approximately 84 GW installed wind power capacity, which each year effectively replaces approximately 166 million tons of CO2. This corresponds to offsetting the annual emissions (2012) of Denmark twice. LM Wind Powers global manufacturing footprint includes factories located on four continents in eight countries including Denmark, Spain, Poland, Canada, USA, India, China and Brazil – on or close to all key markets for wind power to better serve our customers.
The longest wind turbine blade in the world is developed by Danish LM Wind Power and has a length og almost 90 meters. It is so solid that it can withstand the weight on ten full-grown elephants without breaking, and has a maximum speed by the blade tip of 300 km/h.
This white paper takes you through all the elements of the success story of wind energy in Denmark. From the starting point and what we now consider small-scale wind turbines to the projects and technologies that push the bar and the ambitions for wind energy as a source of renewable energy. We hope you will be inspired.