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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Denmark leads the way in wind energy production

 Denmark leads the way in wind energy production


Denmark is yet again making the full use of its wind energy resources by setting another record. In 2014 this European country generated 39,1 of its electricity from wind. Transition to clean energy looks to be easy for Denmark and the country is well on track to achieve the 2020 energy goal of generating 50 percent of its power from renewables.

Denmark is these days more focused on offshore wind resources. In fact, in 2014, country added around 100 offshore wind turbines to its energy grid. Wind should play major role in Denmark's goal to achieve fossil-free energy use by 2050, especially offshore wind farms.

There are some energy analysts who believe that if Denmark continues this path of wind energy production it will soon suffer from an overabundance of wind energy. There is the fear that record wind energy production could lead to deflated prices which could result in energy companies charging customers more to account for the cost gap.

At this moment, however, Denmark is selling excess wind production to neighboring countries. Denmark is also one of the leading wind energy manufacturers in the world.

There are many prominent companies with base in Denmark such as Vestas and Siemens Wind Power. Denmark is the global leader in offshore wind turbine manufacturing with 9 out of 10 being produced in Denmark.

Denmark has a along history of wind energy use, with first wind turbines being installed back in 1970s.

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