The year 2022 ended with a positive balance for Greece: the report published by the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA) shows that the total capacity of wind farms connected to the grid from 2021 to 2022 increased from 445 to 468 GW (+5%). In addition, Greece ranks seventh worldwide in terms of the share of solar and wind power out of total electricity produced and by 2030 it aims to cover at least 70% of domestic energy needs from renewable sources.
Given Greece’s ambitious goals, it needs more wind farms. Wind farms are projects of national importance because, with their increased penetration of the electricity market, they ensure a more balanced and cost-effective energy system, with a consequent decrease in the price of energy for consumers and an increase in the country’s energy independence.
LEITWIND, the only Italian manufacturer of MW wind turbines (250 – 3,000 kW), not only designs and manufactures wind turbines with patented direct drive technology and boasts proven technological experience, but it also stands out for its ability to adapt to customer needs thanks to its constant investments in R&D.
LEITWIND has recently introduced the LTW90 and LTW80 models with a nominal power of 500 kW to meet the current market need for fast and lean authorization processes without having to give up to high energy production thanks to the large-sized rotors.
Furthermore, belonging to the HTI Group, a Group that has always been active in the field of winter technologies (ropeways, snow groomers and snow-making systems), has allowed the company to increasingly specialize also in energy solutions in mountain areas and remote places, offering optimal solutions in terms of efficiency, reliability and profitability.
This is demonstrated by the five LTW80 wind turbines with nominal power of 1.5 MW each which were installed in central Greece in 2021 (the Gaidourorachi and Ipsoma wind farms respectively) located at an altitude of 1,000 meters and only 5 km from the coast of the Gulf of Corinth, which provide local electricity capable of covering the annual energy needs of about 6,500 Greek households.