In Sweden, the first wooden wind turbine was launched, which is made from environmentally friendly materials and provides performance comparable to conventional "wind turbines". Its creators hope the new plant will herald cheaper, greener renewable energy solutions in colder climates.
Following in the footsteps of their German colleagues (in Germany, a wooden wind generator was launched earlier), the specialists of the Swedish engineering company Modvion tried to rid their creation of the typical disadvantages typical of wind generators.
This is, first of all, about the massive metal bases on which the working sections are installed: they are expensive to manufacture and are difficult to transport to the installation site.
In contrast, Modvion's wind turbine has a modular design, it is made from cheaper and environmentally friendly materials, which do not require a lot of energy to produce. The wind generators are 120 m high. Thanks to their modular design, they can be transported in stacked sections on normal roads.
If things go well for Modvion, serial production of such wooden wind turbines will begin in 2022. The first customers will be Varberg Energi and Rabbalshede Kraf, for which towers with heights of 110 and 150 m, respectively, will be manufactured.