Hello again, climate comrades.
Today we’re talking about really, really big wind turbines.
This video gives you a glimpse into the cutting edge world of renewable energy technologies. If you think that's impressive, I have to let you know: That's old news. That video was made over 3 years ago.
The 13MW GE Haliade-X turbine, which was the feature of this article in the New York Times from Jan 1st, 2021, features a blade that's 107 meters in length. A single turbine is capable of powering approximately 12,000 homes. This development has pushed other companies like Siemens Gamesa and Vestas to announce a series of competing turbines they are building. This space is evolving rapidly and we have yet to reach the "plateau" of wind turbine size!
Here are some fun pics of what it's like to transport a giant blade by road - and this one is a "mere" 67m!