An inland version of the 1.5 MW turbine is being developed with major utility RWE Energie for installation in the second half of 1996. The utility already owns a 600 kW Tacke machine, sited near Grevenbroich, but is apparently intending to install the 1.5 MW turbine outside Germany where financial returns are better.
Tacke also anticipates exports to "expand enormously" next year, reaching up to 100 turbines. Under the German Eldorado programme, the first two 600 kW turbines have recently been sent to Xinjiang province in China and in another first, two 600 kW machines have been sent to Latvia. Some 50 machines will be installed in India in 1996. Export financing is arranged by a Tacke subsidiary, Winvest, set up at the start of 1995.