Meet the Most Powerful Wind Turbine In the World

WHOA! From a few years back, though it was only last week I found this video at the very cool website Futurism.com. The video of it’s construction is pretty impressive:

“The Enercon E-126 is a wind turbine model manufactured by the German company Enercon. With a hub height of 443 ft., rotor diameter of 413 ft., and a total height of 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 tons, the tower itself 2,800 tons, the machine housing 128 tons, the generator 220 tons, the rotor (including the blade) 364 tons. The total weight is about 6,000 tons.”

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