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Wind Farms - Update

Posted by Chuck Benson on April 7, 2011 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (1)

 

The largest offshore wind turbine ever installed is now up and running just off the coast of Ostend Harbour in Belgium. The 78-meter tower is as tall as the high-rise Hague in the Netherlands, boasts 73-meter blades, and pillars that are sunk more than 60 meters into the seabed to keep the wind turbine upright. The 6-MW Haliade 150 was made by the French company, Alstom, and will produce wind power at 15% better efficiency than current offshore wind turbines in the area. This sin...

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