Vestas is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy - improving business case certainty and reducing the cost of energy for our customers.
Vestas has more than 35 years of experience in pioneering wind energy in new markets and with our unique global reach with turbines in 76 countries on six continents, we have the knowledge and expertise to install wind turbines anywhere in the world.
Because the future won't wait
The future isn't a faraway place. It's as near as tomorrow and it will affect us all. As energy consumption soars, how will we meet the demand? Fossil fuels are a finite resource that will gradually disappear. The natural replacement is sweeping freely around the earth. Wind. Its renewable, predictable, fast to install, clean, and commercially viable.
We have the data to support our prediction that by 2020 as much as 10 per cent of the world’s electricity consumption will be satisfied by energy from the wind. What’s more, we have the confidence to say that wind power is an industry on par with coal and gas.
Wind power is competitive
Vestas has taken wind power to a level of technological maturity where it can compete on price with conventional sources of energy such as oil and gas, making it a sound business investment.
Wind power is free and plentiful
In 2006, a report by Emerging Energy Research showed that land-based wind power is equal in cost to electricity from a new natural gas fired plant – and only marginally more expensive than electricity from a new coal-fired power station. And that’s before the cost of CO2 emissions are taken into account.
Improved technology drives competitiveness
Since the installation of our first turbine in 1979, we’ve improved output 100 times over. And through our world-leadering turbine technology, we are driving down the cost of wind-generated electricity still further. Today, our global organisation focuses on seeking new ways to improve turbine efficiency. One result of these efforts is our 3MW platform.Every aspect of the 3MW platform has been rethought to reduce the cost per kWh and allowing it to produce enough electricity in three hours supply the average European household for an entire year.