In addition to wind energy (onshore and offshore), this year the focus is on transformative future technologies such as hydrogen, storage and sustainable mobility.
A Trade fair with history
15.000 trade visitors used Husum Wind to find out about technical innovations and products from 550 exhibitors from 29 countries. Despite difficult times with strong headwinds, the industry showed its presence.
A pioneering spirit has prevailed in Husum for 30 years. The trade fair participants proved how strong their solidarity was during the hurricane Sebastian, which made it necessary to clear 4 exhibition halls. The trade fair could not have been more turbulent.
After a year of being away, the trade fair was held once again in Husum with a new concept. The focus was on the core market of Germany and neighbouring countries.
The number of visitors doubled and reached a peak in 2010. In 2012 Husum WIND was the most important wind energy trade fair in the world. Then the cooperation with the Hamburg location could be clearly seen. In 2014, after 8 years, the trade fair was held on the Elbe again - large companies in the industry made a strong case for this location.
The number of exhibitors grew by 70% and in 2005 the proportion of visitors from East Asia doubled compared to 2003.
Germany secured 50% of the world market share for itself and from then on had to internationalise. 272 exhibitors and 15.000 visitors came together at WindTech Husum
The German wind energy market was growing and Husum Wind benefitted from it. At the same time, it was the first field test for the new exhibition hall. There were 134 exhibitors and 12.000 visitors.
The trade fair found a new home and with 4.500 square metres of exhibition space, the hall would become the symbol and home of the Husum wind energy trade fair.
In 1995 the trade fair was held for the first time under the name Husum WIND and more than 80 exhibitors and 12.000 visitors made the trade fair a great success.
The intention to present the trade fair to an international audience was born and an alliance was formed with the Hanover Messe.
The wind energy industry had grown out of its infancy and presented itself with increased self-confidence. Husum became a showcase for the industry.
In 1991 the cattle auction hall was no longer sufficient to accommodate all 6.000 exhibitors, so a tent had to be set up in front of the hall. Unfortunately, without heating, and on the weekend in question it was pouring with rain and the feet of both exhibitors and visitors froze.
The 1st Husum Wind Energy days were held in a cattle auction hall. It was the first trade fair in the world that only presented wind energy. 20 exhibitors were surprised by the rush of 10.000 visitors.
Wind turbines up to 250 kW were subsidised from that moment on and manufacturers benefited from it. Husum became the centre of this early growth phase. One of the first series-ready German wind turbines was the Kano Rotor with and output of 30 kW.
A number of quite reliable self-built small systems with outputs of a few kilowatts were built. At the end of the 1980s, around 50 systems were in operation in Schleswig-Holstein and in 1984 the State government passed binding guidelines for the design, installation and operation of wind generators.
1982 is the first tangible date of the beginning of the wind age. The first “GROWIAN” (acronym for large wind turbine in German) was commissioned but was dismantled 5 years later. The starting point was established and the modern use of wind energy in Schleswig-Holstein began.