Turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has unveiled a giant new wind turbine it claims will boost yields by 30 per cent, paving the way for a new generation of super-charged offshore wind farms. The 10MW turbine, unveiled this week, is set to hit the market in 2022. It boasts blades that are 94 metres long – almost the length of a football pitch – which can generate more power per rotation than older, smaller turbines. With 20 of the new turbines an offshore wind farm could generate enough electricity every year to power a city the size of Liverpool, Siemens Gamesa claimed, with one turbine capable of powering 10,000 European households a year.
Business Green 18th Jan 2019 read more »
A new wind turbine with blades nearly the length of a football pitch has been unveiled in the hopes it will help power the next wave of renewable energy production. The model, which could boost electricity generation by up to 30 per cent compared to its predecessors, represents a trend of rapid turbine growth within the industry. Manufacturer Siemens Gamesa said the new turbine, with its 94m-long blades, will be on the market within three years. The company claims an offshore wind development with 20 of these turbines would be enough to power a city the size of Liverpool for a year. The turbine was beaten to the double digits power level in September when competing company MHI Vestas announced its first 10MW model.
Independent 18th Jan 2019 read more »
With the future of nuclear facing uncertainty offshore wind is currently the only renewable source that has the commercial scaling necessary to deliver the same amount of energy. It currently delivers 7GW and 2GW is in development. Three farms secured CfDs and are in late stages of development.
4C Offshore 17th Jan 2019 read more »