What began in the Husum livestock auction hall in 1989, has developed in over thirty years into the legendary trade fair for onshore and offshore wind. Nowadays, HUSUM WIND offers a central business platform for all renewable energy players and topics.
A number of quite reliable self-built small plants with outputs of a few kilowatts were built. By the end of the 1980s, about 50 turbines were in operation in Schleswig-Holstein and in 1984 the state government passed binding guidelines for the design, installation, and operation of wind turbines.
Wind turbines up to 250 kW were now promoted and the manufacturers profited from this. Husum became the focus of this early growth phase. One of the first German wind turbines ready for series production was the Kano Rotor in with 30 kW output.
The German wind energy market is growing and HUSUM WIND is benefiting from this. It is also the first test for the new exhibition hall. There will be 134 exhibitors and 12,000 trade visitors.
In 2010, the peak in visitor numbers was reached. In 2012, HUSUM WIND is the world's largest trade fair for wind energy. Cooperation with the Hamburg location is emerging at this time. In 2014, after 8 years, the fair will again be held on the Elbe - the major companies in the industry have also spoken out in support of this location.
In 2021, the focus will be on wind energy
(onshore and offshore), transformative future technologies such as hydrogen, storage, and sustainable mobility. In times of pandemic, this year's fair was implemented within 3 months and took place under the strictest hygiene rules.