Gotland celebrates wind turbine 100


The large island of Gotland off the Swedish Baltic Coast celebrated installation of its 100th wind turbine on November 5. Gotland is famous for its numerous mediaeval churches built during the 13th century by wealthy farming communities, successors of Vikings who become rich through trading with Russia and other eastern countries. Until this year, the 95 church spires on Gotland outnumbered the island's wind turbines. Now, not only this milestone has been passed but, with the installation of a 600 kW Vestas unit, also the first 100 wind turbines. The machine has gone up at Havdhem on southern Gotland and will be owned by Ryftes Grönsäker, a company that packs and sells vegetables.