Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Spain began constructing the world's largest wind turbine

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has announced that they are constructing a 15 MW (megawatts) wind turbine. That’s enough to power about 10,000 households of four in Europe. 

In this project Gamesa works with 11 other wind and engineering firms as well as 22 research centres. The turbine will cost about €25 million ($33.3 million). The project is expected to be finished by 2020.

Currently the world’s largest wind turbine is located in the Emden, Germany. This new turbine is officially rated at 6 MW, but can produce 7+ MW.

Norway is also constructing a 10 MW wind turbine, which will be installed in 2011 and will be tested for two years.

Photo: A wind turbine in Munich, Germany. Taken by Sinan Yuzakli.

(Via Inhabitat)

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