World’s biggest wind turbine

Posted by Laura Grant on February 17, 2008
Posted in Renewable energy

Giant wind turbineThis huge wind turbine, being installed in Emden, Germany, by Enercon, is expected to produce around 7MW (20 million kilowatt hours a year), which is apparently enough to power 5,000 four-person households in Europe. Its rotor blades are 126 metres long and its hub height is 135 metres.

As a comparison, the four turbines at South Africa’s Darling Wind Farm will generate 1.3MW each, an annual total of 13.2 million kilowatt hours.

Via :: Metaefficient

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