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Vestas has announced that 46,000 of its wind turbines have been installed worldwide, which equates to 50 GW of wind power capacity.

According to Vestas, this represents close to 20% of total global wind energy capacity and is enough energy to power 19 million households.

The threshold was passed with the completion of the Knared wind project in southern Sweden. Knared is a 20 MW project developed by E.ON and features 10 V90-2.0MW turbines.

“When the wind industry kicked off over 30 years ago, no one could have predicted the speed of the tremendous technological breakthroughs which drove the growth of Vestas and the wind energy industry overall,” says Vestas CEO Ditlev Engel. “The wind industry today provides a sustainable, reliable and competitive energy source for millions of people around the world.


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