GENERAL ELECTRIC PLANS LARGEST WIND TURBINE EVER -- 12 MEGAWATTS CAPACITY

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2 march 2018

WIND ENERGY
GE plans biggest turbine ever


EENews, Friday, March 2, 2018

General Electric Co. plans to roll out the world's largest wind turbine by 2021.

The Haliade-X turbine would have a capacity of 12 megawatts fueled by 351-foot blades, roughly the length of a soccer field. The offshore turbine would stand 853 feet tall.

GE plans to invest more than $400 million in the project over the next three to five years. It will manufacture the turbine in France, with a demonstration planned for 2019 and shipments planned for 2021.

Offshore turbines have an average capacity of 6 MW, according to the trade group WindEurope. With double the capacity, GE's turbine could produce enough electricity to power 16,000 households (Geert De Clercq, Reuters, March 1)


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