During a field trip to HEMAB’s wind turbines you’ll learn more about wind and wind energy. At Vårdkasen there are three wind turbines.
The two newest turbines generate 16 000 MWh annually together, which is the equivalent of household electricity for just over 3000 houses. You’ll experience the 438 tonne wind turbine close-up and also visit the centre of the turbine where you can take a look up at the 100 metre tall tower. During the trip, you’ll learn more about how the wind turbines were planned and built. What exactly is wind energy? Well, when air masses have different temperatures air currents are created. The kinetic energy from the currents can be converted into electrical energy via a generator in a wind turbine.
The turbine usually has three rotor blades. These are attached to a hub, which in turn is secured to a turbine shaft. Wind turbines are located in as open terrain as possible to get maximum benefit from the wind. The most favourable conditions are usually found on higher grounds, along coasts and in the ocean. The height of the wind turbine also has an impact. The higher the wind turbine, the better the chances of efficiently harnessing the winds.
Find us: Vårdkasen
Contact: Andreas Einarsson
Telephone: 0+46 (0)70-657 75 26
Visiting: Spring, autumn, summer
Duration: 1-2 hours
Languages: Swedish & English
Maximum number: 25 per visit
Other: The visit takes place outdoors.