The prospect of wooden towers for wind turbine

In the past years there have been several developments of wind turbine tower made of wood, which may be lower in price, more climate friendly, and more flexible in the construction and transport. Though none of them ever made it to the market after the prototype stage. Our CEO Holger Lange says that most companies are “not very open to new solutions”, especially when they think whether there is indeed any potential for savings of money.

However, starting from January 2021 there will be a price of 25 euros per ton of carbon dioxide emissions. With this price in mind, wooden tower may be an interesting solution for the companies, after all. The trust has yet to be built, that wood is a safe and resistant option as a tower for wind turbine. The research and development are still running to convince them.

Read more about this topic in the recent Energie & Management special magazine “Stark im Wind” (in German).