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Wind Turbines – Growing in Size

Positive Future #203 (Feature photo – Offshore Wind Turbines – Courtesy of L-BBE CCA 3.0 Unported) As it stands, General Electric builds the world’s largest wind turbine. Called the Haliade X, this monster has a rotor diameter of 721 feet. The rotor sits atop a tower that is almost 500 feet tall. The Halaide X has a power generating capacity of 12 MW (megawatts). At conservative use, 1 megawatt could power 1,330 homes. In theory a Halaide X could power 16,000 homes. Wind turbine manufacturers now have even larger wind turbines on the drawing board – up to 15 megawatts and with rotors that have diameters of over 850 feet…

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Annual Global Wind Power Additions Soaring Upwards

Positive Future #184 (Feature photo – Offshore Wind Turbines – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) CleanTechnica just published news that annual wind power capacity additions are expected to average 67 gigawatts a year for the next 10 years. Considering that under ideal conditions 1 gigawatt may power 750,000 homes, the math becomes stunning. With 67 gigawatts of new wind power every year for 10 years (670 gigawatts), that would be enough to power over 500 million new homes. Now that is a lot of new power. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/22/annual-global-wind-additions-to-average-67-gigawatts-through-2027-forecasts-make-consulting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Positive Future #123 (Feature photo – A Large Vattenfall Wind Turbine – photo courtesy of Vattenfall) Vattenfall, a Swedish company has successfully installed an 8.8 megawatt offshore wind turbine off the coast of Scotland. Plans are to install 11 of these giants. Each blade is 262 feet long. With one blade extended upwards, the total height of the turbine reaches 626 feet high. The turbine – with one rotation – can power an average home for a full day. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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