Green energy conquers in the world more and more popularity. Environmentally friendly and safe methods of electricity production have become a real trend of recent decades. Most of the coarse power plants, whose blades, rotating under the power of the wind, are occupied by a large part in such mining, which are capable of producing energy with high efficiency and minimal costs.
Huge windmills made of modern lightweight materials, not only attach the views of the tourist for the first time, but also provide high efficiency in the extraction of electricity, annually increasing power. Therefore, it is not surprising that the main investments of the leading companies in this industry are directed to the improvement of wind power plants. Their result was the creation of new huge windmills, which were named HaliaDe-x 12-MW.
HaliaDe-x 12-MW dimensions are really affected by imagination. The height of the windmill at the maximum point is 260 meters from the surface, the diameter of the rotor (rotating part along with the blades) is 220 meters, and the blades themselves have a length of 107 meters each. This giant is easy to compare in size with high-altitude buildings in many dozen floors! Used now wind power stations can not boast of similar parameters: the diameter of the rotor of the largest of them does not exceed 180 meters.
The developers plan to install HALIADE-X 12-MW in the shelf zones of the Nordic European seas - it is there that the new windmill will be as efficient as possible. According to the engineers, one installation will produce 67 GW / h of electricity per year - almost 50% more than any windmill existing today. It is predicted that this will be enough to provide electricity 16, 000 medium-term households - more than impressive results.
So far, the manufacturer of GE Renewable Energy tests its turbine, scheduling the beginning of commercial operation for the 2021th year. If the project has been implemented successfully, then the HaliaDe-x 12-MW will become the largest and most effective windmill in the world, first reaching the efficiency of 63% in the installations of this type.
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