The original design of the successful WES wind turbine was produced by the Dutch wind turbine pioneer, Henk Lagerwey, as far back as the early 1980s. However, in 2003, Lagerwey went out of business due to changes in Dutch grants regulations. In 2004 Wind Energy Solution (WES) bought Lagerwey’s exclusive rights, drawings and engineering files in order to give this unique turbine a second life cycle in specific niche markets.
Where the original Lagerwey LW wind turbine was installed mainly for farmers in the Netherlands, WES replaced the control system and power conversion with modern, remote-monitored technology and continued to develop, support and sell this successful wind turbine on all five continents under the name WES.
The turbine’s typical two-bladed rotor has a unique hinged system and a passive blade angle adjustment. This unique, robust mechanism guarantees a high efficiency and requires only simple and minimal maintenance.
The WES wind turbine has proven itself a durable, reliable high-performance solution. The first turbines have been operational since 1983, are still going strong and continue to generate energy for their owners.
Since the familiar box shaped blue nacelle of the WES turbine was designed in the early 1980s, over 1000 units of the turbine have been installed around the world in agricultural locations and universities, on islands, in small communities and at coastal and mountainous sites.