Erlangen, Germany, May 27, 2011 — In the first four months of 2011, Siemens Energy has received a total of eleven European orders for delivery and installation of 151 onshore wind turbines, with combined capacity of about 360 MW.
The installed capacity of these eleven orders will be sufficient to supply up to 230,000 European households with clean electricity. For two of these projects Siemens will deliver a total of 19 of its new gearless wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3 MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. These innovative wind turbines will be used for the Dagpazari project in Turkey (39 MW) and the Millour Hill project (18 MW) in the U.K.
Worldwide, electricity from wind power will play an important role in providing a climate-friendly energy supply in the future. Today, Europe is the largest wind power market in the world, with installed capacity of more than 87,000 MW.
The Global Wind Energy Council expects that by 2015 there will be as much as 459,000 MW of wind energy installed globally.