Wind power in the wood
Forested regions frequently offer continuous, unsettled areas where wind turbines can be concentrated. Thanks to technical progress and higher towers, the energy of the wind can be profitably exploited above the treetops with modern turbines.
Central and south German states, in particular, have a forested proportion of around 40 percent. The exploitation of forested areas is necessary in order to achieve the political objectives of expanding wind power. Most of the forests are commercial forests. They are already serviced by paths through the forest which can mostly be used for the transport logistics of wind turbines without any significant expansion.
Leasing areas of woodland offers the owner of the forest a further source of income besides forestry management, and he can become less dependent on the price of wood.
Considerate with expertise
The forests for us represent primarily a subject with very high potential: the majority of our current and future wind farm plans in forests are situated in central and southern areas of Germany. Our planning centres from the outset on very close coordination with the owner of the forest. Interference with the existing forest is to be kept to a minimum. The aim is to use existing access lines, to align the construction work required with the existing infrastructure and to place pre-assembly sites outside the forest and also to make use of disaster areas. Due consideration must also be given to forestry management and hunting. The nature conservation requirements of the forest are also respected from the outset. A team of experts consisting of foresters ensures that all phases of the planning process take adequate notice of the special circumstances relating to the forest.