Vestas turbines lead Hungary’s wind power

The combined capacity of Vestas wind turbines in Hungary will reach 81 MW when it completes a 25 MW capacity expansion at a wind farm in northern Hungary.

NRG Systems, Vestas’s exclusive distributor in Hungary, did not reveal the cost of the turbines. Gamesa is the runner-up on Hungary’s wind power market, having built 74 MW of capacity, or 37% of the total. In third place is RePower with 24MW or 12% of total capacity.

Wind power capacity in Hungary was 177 MW in 2009 and to 740MW by 2015, and most wind farms are found in the environs of Mosonmagyarovar and Csorna, in the northwest. Wind power has now reached a level of technological maturity where it can compete on price with conventional sources of energy.

Hungary’s share of Europe’s wind energy capacities is less than one percent. Hungary’s goal is to achieve a 13 percent wind power share by 2020.

Vestas is the world leader in delivering Modern Energy. Vestas had already installed over 39,000 wind turbines in 63 countries on five continents. In 2008, Vestas installed a new turbine every three hours worldwide, generating more than 60 million MWh a year, enough power to provide electricity for every household in a country the size of Spain with its population of 45 million.

Vestas’ core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of wind technology that uses the energy of the wind to generate electricity.