The main benefit of the test centre is that wind turbine companies can test and refine their turbines. Further, international companies can establish themselves in Denmark to gain access to leading test facilities and R&D resources. Currently, Østerild is the only place in the world with the capabilities to test next generation offshore wind turbines. In full operation, the test centre generates enough green electricity to power up to 70,000 households. About 30,000 guests annually make their way to Østerild because they want to learn more about wind turbine technology and to see the world’s largest offshore wind turbines on land. To accommodate the many visitors, a visitor centre opened in 2017 at the test centre site.
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