13 jun Vestas V47 supplies the world with sustainable energy solutions
Basics of Vestas
Vestas is a Danish company that produces a wide range of different wind turbines. The company’s legal name is actually Vestas Wind Systems A / S. Vestas was founded by Peder Hansen in 1945 under the name VEstjysk-STålteknik A / S, whose name was shortened to Vestas. At that time, the company produced white goods. However, the company only produces wind turbines today. The company supplies the world with sustainable energy solutions. Vestas both designs, manufactures, installs, and provides service regarding wind turbines across the globe. Today, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical energy. Vestas is headquartered in the Danish city of Aarhus, where the CEO is Anders Runevad. In 2010, Vestas had established more than 41,000 wind turbines in 65 countries spread over 5 continents. At global level, the company has a total of 17,000 employees, of whom 4000 are employed in Denmark. In 2015, Vestas had a turnover of approximately EUR 8.4 billion. One of Vesta’s popular products is the vestas v47 model.
This model was introduced on the market for the first time on August 22, 2011. Since then, this particular model has been extremely popular.
Below are the specifications of vestas v47
- Power kW: 660
- Frequency Hz: 50
- Rotor diameter m: 47
- Hub height m: 60
- Commissioning: 1999
- Hours of operation h: 156677
What is wind power?
Wind power is especially one of the mainly used kinds of renewable energy. Wind turbines have in the last decades become more and more used because of the difficulties that is involved the use of conventional power generation technologies such as coal and natural gas. These technologies are one of the main causes of global warming. The subject is a well discussed theme in the political agenda and is a very sensitive issue, because the global warming affects a lot of people all around the world. Wind turbines convert kinetic energy into electrical energy. The wind energy is transformed into electrical energy via a wind power station. The energy from wind turbines can be used to a big number of different purposes. It is for instance used to supply the human population with energy.