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Norwegian power company sends a big order to Vestas

A new partnership is investing around a large sum in 80 Vestas wind turbines that will cover a portion of Munich's electricity consumption from Central Norway.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

Southern German utility Stadtwerke München has set a target of producing a volume of renewable energy corresponding to Munich's entire power consumption in 2025.

However, there is a challenge involved in setting the bar so high: Bavaria's politicians are not big fans of tall structures – especially if they are wind turbines. As such, they instituted four years back the so-called 10H rule, which requires turbines to placed no nearer than ten times their maximum tip height from the nearest neighboring building.

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