New Wind Turbine in Stahnsdorf Will Power 3700 Households
NOTUS energy has completed the construction of a new wind turbine south of Potsdam.
The municipality of Stahnsdorf has stipulated that turbines in the Genshagener Heide wind farm must be particularly quiet and may not be higher than 180 meters from the ground to the tip of the rotor blade. By comparison, turbines with a height of up to 250 meters are ideal today.
In order to meet this requirement and to guarantee the protection of a resident located around 1000m 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. Thus, the Genshagener Heide wind farm now boasts 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 measuring mast will be erected next to the turbine.
In order to compensate for the "encroachment on the landscape" - as it is technically called - NOTUS energy is financing the renewal of an avenue of native deciduous trees along the district road K 6903 from Nudow via Schenkenhorst to Sputendorf. Further funds are being invested into orchard meadows near Bochow, west of Werder.
NOTUS energy was awarded the contract for the plant in a wind energy tender in December 2019. The new wind turbine is to remain in the possession of the Potsdam-based energy producer in the long term and strengthen the company's own 250 megawatt portfolio.