In 2004, Siemens officially marked its entrance into the wind power industry with the acquisition of Denmark-based Bonus Energy. Today, Siemens Wind Power employs approximately 8,000 globally.
In the United States, Siemens manufactures wind turbine blades and nacelles, develops new wind power technologies, and services turbines.
Siemens has U.S.-based operations in Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Florida, and Iowa, where it manufactures wind turbine blades in Fort Madison.
The company’s IntegralBlade turbine blades are manufactured in one piece in a closed process, eliminating glued joints. More than 7,000 blades produced in Siemens’ Iowa facility have been delivered to wind farms in the U.S. and Canada.
This post originally appeared in the Sept. 2012 NRDC publication “American Wind Farms: Breaking Down the Benefits from Planning to Production.”