Dr. Norbert Allnoch in the WDR3 Interview on the anniversary of the start of operations at the wind turbine GROWIAN 1983

Within the framework of the WDR3 programme ‘ZeitZeichen’ and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the start of operations at the test facility GROWIAN on October 4th, 1983, IWR Director Dr. Norbert Allnoch described the development of this ambitious project and explained which framework conditions were influenced by the development of wind power. The government invested approximately 54 million Euros at the time in this system with its world record height of 100 metres. Following various materials problems and the corresponding interruptions in operations the system was already decommissioned in 1987 but was still represented the initial impetus for the use of wind power in Germany.

- WDR3 programme ‘ZeitZeichen’ (German) Der Betriebsbeginn der Windkraftanlage "Growian"

Released on: 2013-10-04