Denmark Hosts The World’s Tallest Wind Turbine

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The construction of a new Vestas model wind turbine, which is supposedly the highest in the world, has once again made headlines in Denmark, a nation widely renowned for being a pioneer and powerhouse in the field of wind electricity generation, as reported by The Mayor.

Huge wind turbines

At the Western Jutland “Østerild Test Center” for huge wind turbines, the power generator towers 280 metres over the fields. Its size makes it a giant in a world of giants, and for the purpose of comparison, it is nearly as tall as the Paris Eiffel Tower, whose spire rises to 330 metres.

Furthermore, Electrek referred to the offshore Vestas V236-15.0 MW turbine as the most potent in the entire world. The building is a prototype, meaning it was raised at the testing site to be evaluated for viability and capacity prior to going on sale.

Some striking statistics

The largest in the sector, the Vestas V236-15.0 MW has a rotor diameter of 236 metres and a wind-swept surface of 43,743 square metres.

In Denmark’s Nakskov, the blade plant of Vestas produced 115.5-meter blades.

A Vestas V236-15.0 MW generator can generate 80 GWh annually. That is enough to take 25,000 passenger cars off the road each year and save more than 38,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is enough to power about 20,000 European homes.

At the Frederikshavn wind farm in Denmark, the enormous wind turbine will have its formal market debut the following year.

Additionally, it was chosen for the Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 projects in New York as well as the Atlantic Shores offshore wind farm in New Jersey.

It won’t likely hold that title for very long, though, as increasingly more potent wind turbines are being created, most notably in China.


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Source: The Mayor


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