Vestas has delivered wind energy in 75 countries, providing jobs for around 21,500 passionate people at service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 50 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and over 75 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
Vestas is constantly working to get the most renewable energy from its turbines including the resources used to build and maintain the turbines in operation. This includes focussing on optimal performance during the operational phase of the product, product upgrades yielding increased production, modular design, life extension, as well as repair strategies to keep the resources at as high a value as possible. Furthermore, Vestas is working on a project to develop a novel raw material that can be recycled for the wind turbine blades. By aiming to eliminate the creation of waste, and instead transforming used composite material into valuable resources, the project will foster a new circular economy within recyclable composite materials.
The use of energy is growing rapidly and the resources of our planet are already under great pressure. A single Vestas wind turbine will generate around 25 to 40 times more energy than it uses in its entire lifecycle and will return this back to society. And, a single Vestas wind turbine emits only around one percent of carbon dioxide when compared to a coal power plant. However, it is acknowledged that when producing solutions to harness wind energy a very small negative impact on the environment is made, which is far outweighed by wind energy's positive environmental impacts. Vestas is committed to reducing this impact to the extent possible together with its suppliers and customers. This is achieved through a range of initiatives and programmes that simultaneously reduce stress on the environment and improve business case certainty for customers.