NOTUS energy: New wind turbine near Stahnsdorf supplies 3700 households with electricity
Potsdam-based NOTUS energy has completed construction of a new wind turbine south of Potsdam. The prototype turbine is one of the most powerful in Germany: it has a rated output of 5.7 megawatts, is particularly quiet and, despite a low overall height, can mathematically supply 3700 households with electricity.
Potsdam-based NOTUS energy began trial operation of a new prototype wind turbine at the Genshagener Heide wind farm on September 8.
"We would also like to thank the offices and authorities in Brandenburg that the process from approval to construction was possible in just 22 months," explains Heiner Röger, managing director of the Potsdam-based independent power producer.
The municipality of Stahnsdorf has stipulated that turbines in the Genshagener Heide wind farm must be particularly quiet and no higher than 180 meters from the ground to the tip of the rotor blade. By way of comparison, turbines with a height of up to 250 meters are optimal today.
In order to meet this requirement and guarantee the protection of a resident a good 1000 meters away, NOTUS will operate the new turbine continuously in a particularly quiet, noise-reduced mode in the future.
Despite the low overall height, it was possible to install a wind turbine with a 5.7 megawatt generator. This means that the Genshagener Heide wind farm now has the most powerful wind turbine currently available on the German onshore market. The new generator to be used will be technically measured in detail in the coming months. For this time, an additional wind measurement mast will be erected next to the turbine.
NOTUS finances avenue trees and orchards
In order to "compensate for the impact on the landscape" - as it is technically called - NOTUS energy is financing the renewal of an avenue with native deciduous trees on the K 6903 district road from Nudow via Schenkenhorst to Sputendorf. Further funds will go to meadow orchards near Bochow, west of Werder.
NOTUS energy had been awarded the contract for the turbine in a wind energy tender in December 2019. The new wind turbine is also to remain in the long-term ownership of the Potsdam-based energy producer and strengthen its own portfolio of 250 megawatts.