Wind as an energy source

It’s all about wind power – clean electricity for millions of households worldwide

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Wind is probably the most powerful natural force in the world - and therefore also a powerful source of climate-friendly energy. The principle: gusts of wind set the three rotor blades in motion, which in turn drive a generator whose electricity is fed directly into the grid. Today's wind turbines often reach over 100 meters into the sky, and depending on the diameter of the rotors, total heights of 200 meters can occur.

Wind energy is already making an important contribution to electricity generation from renewable energies in many countries. Tendency rising. We are therefore proud to be one of the world's largest owners and operators of onshore and offshore wind farms. And we want to continue to grow in this dynamic market – alone and together with partners.

RWE Renewables has first-class resources, experience and expertise that cover the entire value chain of wind energy, from development to construction and operation. E.ON Climate and Renewables and innogy as RWE's predecessors have built onshore wind farms with a capacity of several gigawatts in Europe and the USA. Especially in Texas RWE operates wind farms which are among the largest in the United States. In addition, there are offshore wind farms with enormous generation capacity in European waters, such as the Arkona wind farm off the island of Rügen, which has been supplying up to 400,000 households with renewable energy since 2019. 

 

Wind at innogy*

informationen on wind at innogy* can be found here:

Wind Onshore

Wind Offshore

 

* The linked contents refer to the innogy renewables business, which is planned to be integrated into the RWE target structure as part of the exchange of assets and businesses agreed between RWE and E.ON.