Image: DONG Energy

The world’s tallest commercial wind turbines, standing at  height of 195 meters, are now in operation off the northwest coast of England, and they are powerhorses. A single revolution of an 8-megawatt turbine blade at the Burbo Bank wind farm can power a home for 29 hours. The wind farm, actually an addition to an older facility installed a decade ago, comprises 32 of the gargantuan new turbines. Each one is fitted with three 80-meter-long blades, allowing it to crank out a total of 258 MW from the entire installation. The project was built by Danish firm DONG Energy.

– via MIT Technology Review / Jamie Condliffe

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