ENERCON began its road to economical/ecological success when graduate engineer Aloys Wobben founded the company in 1984. A small team of engineers developed the first E-15/16 wind turbine with a rated power of 55 kW. To start with, ENERCON systems still featured gearboxes. However in 1992, the changeover to gearless technology came about with the first ENERCON E-40/500 kW. This innovative drive system with few rotating components ensures nearly friction-free energy flow providing outstanding performance and reliability. Mechanical stress, operating and maintenance costs are reduced, and the system’s service life is increased.
Today, all ENERCON wind energy converters are based on the company’s tried and tested turbine concept. Over the past years, new system generations have evolved through constant sophistication of existing components, providing customers with state-of-the-art products. One example of the latest technological innovation is the new rotor blade geometry introduced in 2004. It significantly increases revenue, minimises noise emission while considerably reducing load impact on the wind energy converter.
All ENERCON systems feature a grid connection system which fulfils current grid connection requirements and can thus be easily integrated in any supply and distribution structure. ENERCON’s concept not only offers solutions for normal operation such as reactive power management and voltage control but also for critical situations resulting from network short-circuits or bottlenecks.
Since then ENERCON has been setting new standards in technological design for 30 years now. With more than 22,000 wind turbines installed in over 30 countries, ENERCON is also recognized as one of the leading manufacturers at the international level. Research and development, as well as production and sales are constantly evolving.
The list and table below summarise the Enercon wind turbine models available:
- Enercon E48 800 kW
- Enercon E53 800 kW
- Enercon E82 E2 2000 kW
- Enercon E82 E2 2300 kW
- Enercon E82 E3 3000 kW
- Enercon E82 E4 3000 kW
- Enercon E82 E5 2350 kW
Which Turbine is ideal for you?
|Turbine Model||Site Mean Wind Speed (m/s)||Site Suitability||AEP* at 7m/s mean wind speed (kWh)||Available Tower Heights (m)||Rated Output (kW)||More Information|
|E48||8.5||Medium wind regime sites; Medium and Large land holdings; Large onsite energy use; Commercial and Industrial sites||2,177,020||50
|800||Click for E48 800 kW info|
|E53||7.5||Low wind regime sites; Medium and Large land holdings; Large onsite energy use; Commercial and Industrial sites||2,469,335||50
|800||Click for E53 800 kW info|
|E82 E2 2MW||8.5||Medium wind industrial sites with high energy usage||6,034,685||78
|2,000||Click for E82 E2 2 MW info|
|E82 E2 2.3 MW||8.5||Medium wind industrial sites with high energy usage||6,290,900||78
|2,300||Click for E82 E2 2.3 MW info|
|E82 E3 3 MW||8.5||Medium wind industrial sites with high energy usage||6,610,480||78
|3,000||Click for E82 E3 3 MW info|
|E82 E4 3 MW||10.0||High wind industrial sites with high energy usage||6,610,480||78
|3,000||Click for E82 E4 3 MW info|
|E82 E5 2.35 MW||10.0||High wind industrial sites with high energy usage||6,290,900||78
|2,350||Click for E82 E5 2.35 MW info|
*AEP is “Annual Energy Production”
Want to install a wind turbine?
If you are in the UK then take our Wind Site Self-Assessment - Step 1 of our modular Windpower Feasibility Study. It takes about 20 minutes to work through the basic checks to see if your site might be suitable, including:
- Estimating wind speed
- Checking proximity of nearby properties
- Checking site access and approach roads
- Investigating connection with the grid