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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:22 PM

New record for a windmill

While a solar panel in a utility scale solar farm isn't much different than the one on my roof, windmills are quite different.

As the diameter of the blades doubles, the output is quadrupled. That is why they keep getting bigger.

GE Renewables has scored a new record with its Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype in the Netherlands, producing 312 megawatt-hours of electricity in a 24-hour period.

One spin of the turbine is enough to power a UK household for more than two days, said GE Renewable Energy.

The previous record was 288MWh in a single day, from the turbine following its uprating to 13MW.
The turbine features 107-metre long blades and a 220-metre rotor and will be able to generate 4% more annual energy production than the previous 12MW version of the prototype.

The blades, produced at LM Wind Power’s Cherbourg factory in France recently received component certification from TUV Nord.


https://renews.biz/64385/haliade-x-prototype-hits-new-output-record/

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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:49 PM

1. This is a BFD!

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:08 AM

2. Wow! Thanks for this.

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:21 AM

3. Amazing!

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