Monday, 19 September 2016

Whilst We Were Travelling Through Europe,

both of us were amazed by the size of the wind turbines that we saw,

 also the fact that well over 50% of them were not working, but that is another story, going back to big, this one is huge, it is the Enercon E-126 a wind turbine model manufactured by the German company Enercon

with a hub height of 135 m (443 ft), rotor diameter of 126 m (413 ft) and a total height of 198 m (650 ft), this large model can generate up to 7.58 megawatts of power per turbine, the power output of the generator was changed from 6 MW to 7 MW after technical revisions were performed in 2009,

the weight of the foundation of the turbine tower is about 2,500 t, the tower itself 2,800 t, the machine housing 128 t, the generator 220 t, the rotor (including the blade) 364 t, the total weight is about 6,000 t.

this video shows how the build took place, the first turbine of this model was installed in Emden, Germany in 2007, the list price of one unit is $14 million plus install costs, so here is the question how cheap will the electricity be that it produces? strangely enough I could not find the answer to that one!

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