Denmark was a pioneer in developing commercial wind power during the 1970s, and today a substantial share of the wind turbines around the world are produced by Danish manufacturers such as Vestas and Siemens Wind Power along with many component suppliers.

The average wind speed is a breezy 13 miles per hour (5.8 m/sec). During Hurricane Allan on October 28, 2013, record-breaking wind speeds of 88 miles per hour (142 km/h).