Why Wind

The world increasingly demands 24/7/365 clean energy.

Wind energy can meet this need for consistent low-cost clean energy. It achieves this because it combines a relatively high capacity factor with low cost power. This makes it great for traditional grid as well as non-grid applications such as data centers, and for the production of green molecules such as green hydrogen, green ammonia and sustainable aviation fuel. It will play a major role in all these applications.

As much as $10 trillion will be spent on onshore wind through 2050*, making GigaWind the largest energy transition opportunity in the world.

*Based on BNEF's NEO report green scenario
World Primary Energy Mix in a Net Zero 2050 World
*Split between onshore vs. offshore wind based on Radia extrapolation from content elsewhere in the same BNEF report and Radia internal estimates Source: BNEF 2022 New Energy Outlook, Radia internal estimates

Onshore wind is more practical than offshore wind – easier to build and maintain. GigaWind brings the scale advantages and economies of large offshore wind turbines to the onshore environment.


Lower cost wind power

Most consistent renewable energy

The GigaWind Advantage

GigaWind – the largest, most powerful turbines ever deployed onshore – creates unprecedented economies of scale, delivering lower cost clean energy and expanding the addressable market for wind power.

Longer blades mean GigaWind provides a step function improvement in cost and output steadiness compared to today’s wind turbines

Standard Wind
Relative Wind Speed

4 key benefits of GigaWind



Increase in capacity factor *


Lower levelized cost of energy


Lower Green Hydrogen Cost


More economically viable land area
Note: GigaWind advantage will vary based on project scope, size, and turbine model
*Capacity Factor is a measurement of the steadiness of a wind turbine's power output. It is the fraction of time the wind turbine is generating electricity. A higher capacity factor is better.

New Geographies for Wind Energy

GigaWind performs better in nearly all environments, making wind energy economical in many more places

Ideal Wind Speed
Preferred Wind Speed
Viable Wind Speed
Standard Onshore

Wind and solar are even better together

GigaWind performs best in the winter, while solar energy performs best in the summer

GigaWind generates the most power at dawn and dusk, while solar energy generates the most power in the afternoon

GigaWind complemented with solar energy often produces the best combination of cost and capacity factor

GigaWind and the Hydrogen Economy

GigaWind's low cost and high capacity factor are both needed to create the lowest cost green hydrogen

In addition to green electricity, achieving climate goals will require emission-free molecules to address hard to decarbonize sectors. The most important of these is hydrogen, which if produced sustainably can serve as the energy source and chemical feedstock used to create many other kinds of fuels.  Examples include ammonia and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Today, hydrogen is derived primarily from fossil fuels but green hydrogen will be produced via electrolysis. Electrolysis uses only water and electricity as its inputs, meaning that as long as the electricity is renewable, the hydrogen is free of emissions.

Making green hydrogen requires two things to be cost-effective: low-cost energy and high capacity factor. As shown in the chart at right, solar can give you the first (the Y-axis, or low cost), offshore wind the latter (the X-axis, or high capacity factor), but only GigaWind can give you both. GigaWind will produce the world's cheapest green hydrogen both for existing uses, such as fertilizer, and for new opportunities, such as steelmaking.

*Performance improvements will vary according to a variety of factors,including wind resources, project site, and other considerations.