A new wind turbine replaces four old turbines and achieves an efficiency increase of 530 percent
Bad Gandersheim, 20 February 2023. Energiequelle GmbH has begun construction of the access track for the repowering operation at the Bad Gandersheim wind farm in Lower Saxony. The new E-160 wind turbine with a hub height of 166 metres and an output of 5.5 MW will replace the four existing turbines from summer 2023. The increased output of the new turbine will result in efficiency gains of 530%, which translates into an annual supply of green electricity for an additional 5,000 households.
The dismantling of the old wind farm, which was built in 2000, will begin this month. The delivery of the tower for the new wind turbine is scheduled for June 2023.
Jan Schrobsdorff, Project Manager at Energiequelle, says proudly: “I am very pleased with my first project that I have been able to implement for Energiequelle. It is also impressive to see how far technology has come in the last 20 years.”
In 2022, Energiequelle was able to connect 91 MW of green electricity to the grid, with a further 93 MW of wind and solar output planned for 2023. In total, the company has built more than 800 turbines across Europe with a total output of over 1,500 MW.