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 215,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to approximately 102 GW installed wind power capacity, which each year effectively replaces approximately 212 million tons of CO2. LM Wind Power’s global manufacturing footprint includes factories located on four continents in ten countries including Denmark, Spain, Poland, Canada, USA, India, France, Turkey, China and Brazil – on or close to all key markets for wind power to better serve our customers.
Go carbon neutral!
LM Wind Power became the first carbon neutral business in the wind industry in 2018, but our journey doesn’t end here. Each year we work to further reduce our impact on the planet, and we want to inspire other businesses to do the same. Learn more about how to go carbon neutral in ‘10 Steps’: www.lmwindpower.com/GoCarbonNeutral
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.