ENERCON installed the E-115 EP3 E3 prototype on a tubular steel tower with a hub height of 92 metres In Leuze, Belgium. This wind energy converter for strong-wind sites completes ENERCON‘s EP3 platform portfolio. Read more »
The use of the wind as a driving power has a long tradition. Windmills were used to grind grain, to crush oilseeds or to saw wood. Modern wind turbines use the power of the wind to produce electricity. They take advantage of the buoyancy produced by the wind when it flies past the rotor blades.
With an installed capacity of soem 34,000 megawatts, Germany is one of the world leaders in using wind power for electricity generation. In 2013, some 3,000 megawatts were newly installed nationwide. Apart from developing new sites, the repowering of existing projects hat great potential.
Besides, the development of Germany's offshore industry gains importance. As of February 2014, three offshore wind parks with a capacity of some 520 megawatts were in operation, two of them in the North Sea and one in the Baltic Sea.
ENERCON is planning to restructure its production network in Germany. As part of the new focus on international markets, centres of excellence for nacelle and generator construction are to be developed at the Aurich and Magdeburg sites. Read more »
ENERCON has secured new project orders for 220 MW in Lower Saxony. A total of 6 wind farms with 41 wind energy converters are planned for installation from next year onwards in the districts of Oldenburg, Diepholz, Nienburg and Verden. Read more »
ENERCON has agreed another close cooperation with the utility Energie Burgenland in its expansion of onshore wind energy in Austria. The two companies recently concluded contracts on the supply of 51 ENERCON wind energy converters. Read more »
Swiss investor acquires majority share of 63 x E-138 EP3 WECs in large-scale Markbygden Phase II project. Read more »
The new AEE background paper "Social justice in climate protection and the energy transition" shows how climate justice and social justice can be reconciled. Read more »
First major contracts of new EP3 platform WECs in North America Read more »