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The World’s Tallest Wooden Wind Turbine Tower – A Visual Overview of Sustainability

March 19, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Swedish startup Modvion has achieved a remarkable feat by constructing the world’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower. This groundbreaking approach of combining wood with wind power is gaining attention for its sustainability and eco-friendly characteristics.

Traditionally, steel has been the primary material used in turbine construction. However, the limitations of steel, combined with the need for taller turbines to capture stronger winds, pose logistical challenges. Additionally, the environmental impact of steel production and the massive concrete bases needed to support these turbines further add to the overall carbon footprint.

In contrast, Modvion’s wooden turbine towers offer a more sustainable solution. Built in sections from layers of spruce timber laminated together, these towers are close to carbon-neutral and significantly easier to transport. The world’s tallest wooden turbine tower, standing at 105 meters near Gothenburg, has already started generating electricity to power 400 homes and is appropriately named the Wind of Change.

This innovative approach not only showcases the potential of wooden structures in renewable energy but also highlights the importance of sustainable practices in the transition to a greener future. With Modvion leading the way, the integration of wood with wind power could pave the path for more eco-friendly energy solutions in the years to come.

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