Henrik Stiesdal

Former CTO, Siemens


Henrik is one of the pioneers of the modern wind industry, he built his first wind turbine in 1976 and in 1978 designed one of the first commercial wind turbines, licensed by Vestas in 1979. During his 40 years in the wind industry he has worked with all aspects of wind turbine technology, including fundamental research, turbine design, manufacturing, sales, project implementation, service and quality management. Post-retirement activities include floating wind turbines, energy storage, carbon-negative fuels, Lidars, and avian deterrent technologies. He is now an associate professor at DTU Wind Energy and adjunct research professor at the University of Maine.

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