3 days ago
from @generalelectric - In honor of #EarthDay , we present to you the largest wind turbine blade ever produced.
Seen here in the @LMWindPower factory in Cherbourg, France, the 107 meter-long blade will eventually affix to the Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine—the largest and most powerful in the world. Just one Haliade-X is capable of powering the equivalent of 16,000 European homes.
What’s next? Putting the blade through rigorous testing to demonstrate its ability to withstand more than 20 years of spinning offshore.
After that, well, we need to find a truck big enough to ship it.
#renewables #windpower #EarthDay2019 #windturbine #engineering #greenenergy - #regrann