As the cost of fossil fuels and nuclear goes up and the environmental and security regulations become stricter the need for renewable energy, including wind energy, grows. This creates a perfect opportunity for the development of both green and blue economy. The production and use of wind turbines provides work for many industries and services. The Estonian Wind Power Cluster has prepared a development strategy for the wind power industry sector in Estonia and seeks to enable its partners to participate in international energy production and technology cooperation projects. Both household and industrial wind energy, including offshore are part of cluster’s expertise. The cluster also boosts technological solutions that support the usage of wind energy (for example passive houses and smart grid).
Cooperation with universities and industrial companies who are looking for developing wind energy products, projects or services.
- Promoting household wind turbines produced in Estonia and facilitating their export.
- Developing new products and services related to industrial wind energy and supporting their growth.
- Initiating and leading new projects.
- Acting as a domestic wind energy competence centre.
There are 16 members in the cluster, including companies of energy production and producing of technological solutions, as well universities and science institutions. The umbrella organisation of the cluster is Estonian Wind Power Association. List of members may be seen here.