Wind

Iceland and wind power

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 are the benefits of using wind power?

Renewable

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Baseload

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Domestic

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Fast Response Time

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Frequently asked questions

How does hydropower work?

There are a number of different hydropower technologies, but at a fundamental level, all of them produce electricity using the force of moving water, be it from waves, tides, river flows or impounded reservoirs. 

How can hydropower grow sustainably in the future, given environmental issues raised around some older, large dams?

In the future the hydropower industry will focus on projects that maximize the benefits of our existing infrastructure, such as adding new, more efficient generating equipment to existing facilities and adding electricity generating capacity to dams that have none today.

What is hydropower's impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

The “fuel” powering hydroelectric facilities is clean, renewable, zero-emission water.