Yesterday the 15 year old Swedish wind power station Matilda was demolished. Matilda wasn't an ordinary wind turbine. She was a record-holder.
Since she was constructed 15 years ago on Gotland she has supplied 15000 homes with electricity. Her wind turbines rotated for 61.469 hours and she produced a total of 61,4 GWh. That is more renewable energy than any other single power plant has ever produced.
NÃ¤sudden on Gotland, which was Matilda's home until yesterday, is the area that has the most wind power plants in Sweden. NÃ¤sudden also has a long tradition and experience of electricity production, research and development for the wind power business. Matilda was the first wind turbine and she helped pave the way for large-scale constructions of wind power plants around Sweden.
Matilda will now be replaced with a newer and more modern wind power station.
Below is a video showing the demolition of Matilda: