Sweden has become the world’s most sustainable and clean energy country in the world with one of the lowest if not the lowest CO2 emission in the world. This, however, is a result of immense hard work in the direction of going 100 percent clean and green.
Sweden has spent billions of dollars to make its sustainable economy. It is a role model for anyone who wants to create a clean and green country. Sweden despite achieving this reputation has not stopped or slowed down in its relentless pursuit of clean energy and has continued to innovate and excel with its own goals and visions. Sweden is excited to bring home Cypress wind turbines as GE Renewable Energy announced to supply 33 of these wind turbines to Sweden. The project was developed by Vindparken and WindSpace, with support from GE Renewable Energy, and sold to InfraVia Capital Partners, a French infrastructure investor. It is located approximately 470 kilometers north of Stockholm, at the Björkvattnet wind farm of 175 MW and will generate enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 175,000 homes in Sweden, playing an important role supporting the country’s target to become fossil fuel-free by 2040. Cypress is proving to be a versatile solution well suited for Europe’s varied terrain and wind conditions, including the Nordics, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Austria. By working across the onshore wind value chain to optimize value for our customers, we will help reach its renewable energy targets stated by Peter Wells, CEO of Onshore Wind in the European region.
The Cypress platform is one of the most powerful onshore wind turbines today. Its unique two-piece blade design enables blades to be manufactured at even longer lengths, while improving logistics to drive costs down and offer more siting options, in locations previously inaccessible.