Despite being located in the North Atlantic and wind being a constant in the country, there has been only limited development of wind power project. A pilot project by the national power company Landsvirkjun set up two wind turbines with a combined capacity of 2 MW as an R&D project in 2013. With average capacity factor that is exceeding offshore numbers for wind parks elsewhere, it proves that there are great opportunities for wind power development in Iceland.
Today, there are several players looking at wind development in various regions of Iceland. Combined with baseload capacity hydropower and geothermal power, it surely would expand the availability of price competitive green power.
We are working with the different parties engaged in development, to learn more contact us.
What is windpower ?
Wind power or wind energy is the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind power is produced by wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be utilized for specific tasks like converting it into electricity by a generator. It can also be used as grinding grain or pumping water.