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The world's first wind turbine with a capacity of 18 MW will provide energy for 36,000 homes

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun13,2024

The world's first wind turbine with a capacity of 18 MW will provide energy to 36,000 houses

The diameter of the turbine rotor is 260 m, and its area — more than 53,000 sq. m. m, which is a little more than seven football fields. The turbine will generate 72 million kWh of energy per year

The Chinese company DongFang Electric Corporation has completed the installation of a powerful 18 MW wind turbine in the southern province of Guangdong. How it works was told by Interesting Engineering.

At the China Wind Power exhibition last October, DongFang presented two models of its wind turbines with a capacity of 18 MW, the largest in the world in terms of nominal power. Less than a year later, the company installed one of these infrastructure facilities.

The diameter of the turbine rotor is 260 m, and its area — more than 53,000 sq. m. m, which is a little more than seven football fields of standard size. According to company estimates, the turbine will generate 72 million kWh of energy per year, which is enough to meet the energy needs of 36,000 households. To achieve the same figures, it would be necessary to burn 22,000 tons of coal, resulting in 59,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. capable of generating 384 MWh of energy per day, which is enough to power 170,000 households, the South China Morning Post previously reported.

However, this trend towards the production of large wind turbines is not only seen among Chinese manufacturers. The European company Vestas plans to build turbines with a capacity of more than 16 MW. GE Electric is developing a series of Halide wind generators with a capacity of 17-18 MW.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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