Agile Wind Power VAWT Still Not Removed

By Paul Gipe

Thilo Wirth visited the Grevenbroich test site west of Cologne 24 September 2023. He found that Agile Wind Power’s test turbine still hadn’t been removed since its failure earlier this year.


Agile Wind Power’s prototype is one of the largest VAWTs ever built. The Swiss company has been developing the mammoth giromill for the past decade. The prototype has been undergoing tests at Grevenbroich for the past three years.

In a press release 1 June 2023 Agile Wind Power acknowledged that “Dismantling work on the damaged rotor began in mid-March” of this year.

However, the turbine has yet to be removed or replaced.