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.

Wind energy instead of nuclear power

The year 1982 is the first tangible date of the dawning wind age. The first GROWIAN (large wind turbine) is put into service, but dismantled 5 years later. The starting point was set and the modern use of wind energy in Schleswig-Holstein began.

Self-build and series production

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.

First state funding

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.

HUSUM WIND Energy Days

The 1st Husum Wind Energy Days took place in a livestock auction hall. It was the first trade fair in the world to present only wind energy. 20 exhibitors were surprised by the rush of 10,000 visitors.

The fair every 2 years

The Husum Wind Energy Days were successful right from the start. It was therefore a matter to follow up this first trade fair with a second event two years later.

Showcasing the industry

The wind energy industry has grown out of its infancy and presented itself with increased self-confidence.


In 1995 the fair was held for the first time under the name HUSUM WIND and more than 80 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors made the fair a great success.

Building our own hall

The trade fair is getting a new home and with 4,500 sqm of exhibition space, the hall will be the symbol and new home of HUSUM WIND.

The wind energy market is growing

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.

Going international

Germany secured 50% of the world market share and must now internationalize. 272 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors come together at WindTech Husum 2001

Start of international expansion

The number of exhibitors grew by 70% and in 2005 the proportion of visitors from East Asia doubled compared to 2003.

Wind energy market in change

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.

We are WIND

Husum has had a pioneering spirit for 30 years. The strength of this cohesion was demonstrated by the fair participants during hurricane Sebastian, which made it necessary to evacuate 4 exhibition halls. The fair could not have been more turbulent.

All set to turn

15,000 trade visitors use HUSUM WIND to find out about technical innovations and products from 550 exhibitors from 29 countries. Despite difficult times with strong headwinds, the industry shows its presence.

We take wind a step further

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.

HUSUM WIND - Transforming Energy

The Renewable Energies Theme Fair for the German Market

With a new design, logo, and claim, it is heading toward the future and thus reflects the further development of Germany's first international wind fair into the leading technology fair for renewable energies.