Vestas unveils large 7-megawatt offshore wind turbine (video)

Vestas unveils massive 7-megawatt offshore wind turbine (video)
Constructing and placing any type of offshore wind turbine into place is a reasonably spectacular little bit of engineering, however Denmark’s Vestas is actually going the additional mile with its new V164-7.zero MW turbine. Not solely does it promise to offer seven megawatts of energy however, as you possibly can see above, every of the blades is longer than 9 double-decker buses, which provides the turbine itself a bigger complete diameter than the London Eye. In fact, the corporate additionally hopes that there’ll ultimately be not just some of those, however large farms of the generators at sea (the North Sea, particularly), though that will not precisely occur in a single day — Vestas solely expects to have the primary prototypes prepared by the top of 2012, with full manufacturing anticipated to start within the first quarter of 2015. Head on previous the break for a video — don’t be concerned, nothing like this occurs.

[Thanks, Alex]

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