Wind power is one of the easiest ways of generating low-cost electricity from renewable energy sources, and plays an important role in meeting the Ireland's energy needs.
Ireland is one of the selected new growth markets for onshore wind and solar power in Statkraft, and further investments in Irish renewables fit well into Statkraft’s growth strategy. Statkraft’s ambition is to increase its portfolio of wind power assets to 6,000 MW by 2025.
Statkraft Ireland has been established as part the Statkraft ambition to play an increasing role in decarbonisation. Ireland has an excellent resource in terms of wind energy and therefore as a country, it has a significant opportunity to transition away from fossil fuel based electricity generation through the harnessing of its natural wind resource. Further investments in Irish renewables form part of the Statkraft growth strategy.
Statkraft has developed a competitive position within onshore wind power and has a proven track record of delivering construction projects on cost and time.
Wind farm projects in Ireland
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.
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 are ramping up as a major wind and solar developer. We have built 1 gigawatt of wind and solar, and have yet another gigawatt under construction. Our ambition is to develop 6 GW of wind power by 2025.
Read more about our strategic ambitions