Danish innovative green solutions

Clean energy is on the rise, with growth rates surpassing all other forms of energy. Wind and solar have become big business globally.

Slowly, but surely, we are collectively coming together to shift the world’s energy supply from fossil to renewable, from black to green.

How did Denmark get here?

Not by coincidence - quite the opposite. The efforts and ideas of Danish wind innovators have been supported by national policies since the 1970s. 

As costs continue to drop, investing in clean energy is no longer just a matter of doing the right thing – it has become the smart thing to do.

Just take the world’s first Energy Islands as one example of innovation underway - a paradigm shift in the way we build offshore wind. 

This pioneering initiative is a perfect example of how we are thinking big.  Our aim is to share Denmark’s green energy resources with the rest of Europe.

Traditionally, we have seen a national approach based on regular offshore wind farms sending electricity home to domestic shores. However, we aim to go far beyond national borders - to share our green energy resources and to allow energy to go where it is needed the most.

Regional cooperation is clearly the way forward – a common theme across so many energy and climate initiatives.

The energy islands will function as central hubs, collecting and distributing wind power from several surrounding new offshore wind farms to European shores, and potentially to other hubs established by other countries.

Denmark is building the first of their kind – one in the Baltic on the island of Bornholm.

The second one in the North Sea, which will be in the shape of an artificial island 80 kilometers offshore and will be the largest construction project in Danish history.

Together, they will have a capacity of 5 gigawatt at first. Eventually, they can be expanded to reach a total capacity of at least 12 gigawatt. That is enough to cover the electricity demand of 12 million European households!

The islands will also help us to tap into the potential of green hydrogen. 


We believe that working together, we can go much farther – and in the process, a greater abundance of wind energy can help us to tap into the potential of green hydrogen.

If we are to become fully climate neutral by 2050, we need a range of new technologies such as electrolysis.

By converting green electricity into green hydrogen, we solve two problems at once.

We can store renewable energy for when we need it the most. And in the process, we make green fuels for shipping, aviation, and other industries.

In the face of significant climate and energy challenges, we believe the future is bright – and we continue to lead the way.

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