Engineers in China have unveiled the world’s most powerful wind turbine the size of seven football fields, it has been reported RT.
With blades 420 feet (128 m) long, a rotor diameter of 853 feet (260 m) and an area of 570,500 square feet (53,000 square meters).
company says Heizhuang Chinese Shipbuilding (CSSC) Its marine turbine H260-18MW Capable of powering up to 40,000 homes for a full year.
Previous large turbines included the Chinese company’s turbine goldwind With a capacity of 13.6 megawatts, the diameter of the rotor is 828 feet (252 meters)..
At full wind speed, the turbine generates 44.8 kWh of electricity per cycle.
This means that a single turbine can generate more than 74 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.
And she says CSSC Haizhuang This reduces coal consumption by 25,000 tons and carbon dioxide emissions by 61,000 tons annually..
It could be turbines H260-18MW Generating more power and providing it to the offshore region, as well as a number of other locations, which reduces the cost of the offshore wind farm and lays a solid foundation for the development of the offshore wind industry“.
The company also claims that the higher output of this turbine means that 13% fewer units are needed to generate 1 GW of electricity compared to installing the previous 16 MW model..
While it remains unclear how much the wind turbine will cost to build, its developers claim it will save “more than 100m yuan (£12m)” in construction costs..
The prototype of the turbine was revealed during a display in the industrial city of Dongying in China’s Shandong Province last week, according to the statement..
and offered CSSC Haizhuang Scenes from the construction of massive turbine components, although the publication location has not been confirmed.
The wind power company says it has “mastered the core technologies of high-quality offshore wind turbines” and “has catapulted the global offshore wind industry to a new milestone” with this prototype..
It also claims that it will help China reach its “30-60” target – with China setting its sights on peak emissions by 2030 and full carbon neutrality by 2060..