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Wind power

Wind power is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world. Statkraft has developed onshore wind power for around 20 years, and is the leading producer in Northern Europe.

Man has exploited wind power for thousands of years, from the very first sailing boats to ventilation systems dating back to 300 BCE. It is a renewable and emission-free energy source that is well suited for large-scale energy production. On the path to a carbon free future, wind power will play an increasingly important role.

Wind power in numbers

  • 63
    Number of wind farms
  • 4.3 TWh
    Total wind power production
  • 1,769 MW
    Installed wind power capacity

An energy source on the rise

The costs of wind power have dropped substantially over the past years, and in large parts of the world it is already cheaper to build new wind farms than new gas or coal power plants. Technological developments have made wind turbines more efficient and more robust. They produce more power, require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan.
Wind turbines in Ireland
Photo: Statkraft

Our wind power ambitions

We exist to lead the shift to a clean energy world. To meet the increased need for renewable energy solutions we continue to aim at becoming a leading developer of profitable onshore wind and solar projects. We will take on a significantly larger number of projects, with an annual development rate of ​​​​​​​~2.5-3 GW by 2025.

Read more about our strategic ambitions

Man on the top of a wind turbine
Photo: Torbjörn Bergkvist

Service on Stamåsen wind turbine in Sweden

How our wind farms work

Wind turbines produce electricity by converting the kinetic energy of the wind into electrical power. The rotor blades on a wind turbine transfer the power of the wind via a drive shaft to a generator in the nacelle. The rotor blades are adjustable to produce the largest amount of electricity, regardless of whether the wind is blowing hard or gently. Wind turbines are typically placed on hill tops or in coastal areas – places with abundant and stable wind.

How our wind farms work

Find out more about our wind assets

Statkraft has wind power assets in a growing number of countries. Find out more about our global wind power activities by exploring the map below.