World’s largest wind turbines may double in size before 2024

Jillian Ambrose for Telegraph:  The wind developer behind the world’s largest working wind turbines has said the size of its giant offshore blades, currently in UK waters, will double again within seven years.

Dong Energy will officially open the second phase of its giant Burbo Bank offshore wind farm off the coast of Merseyside coast later today by showcasing its 8MW turbines, the largest ever used.

The 258MW Burbo Bank project includes 32 turbines which stand almost 640 feet high, taller than the Gherkin in London, across an area the size of 5824 football pitches.  

The Danish wind developer says that the 262 foot blades, each the equivalent of nine double decker London buses, generates enough electricity from a single rotation to power the average British home for 29 hours.  Full Article:

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