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Saturday, October 13, 2012

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Rotor



Siemens Energy recently started testing its 154-meter rotor, the world’s largest for wind turbines. The new rotor will be used for its 6-megawatt wind turbine in Denmark.

The SWT-6.0-154 will have the world’s longest rotor blades, the Siemens news release noted. Each blade will have a length of 75 meters.

Siemens noted the turbines will be able to provide energy to about 6,000 homes.


The new 154-meter rotor for the six-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine being installed in Østerild, Denmark. Image Credit: Siemens Energy

The company expects the new 154-meter rotors will be the standard for the offshore wind industry.

In May 2011, Siemens had originally used a prototype of a 6-MW turbine with a 120-meter rotor in Hovsore Denmark’s test location because of concerns due to height restrictions.

Siemens’ gearless technology allows for a compact design, Siemens said. The efficient design and lower weight on the turbines will drop the overall costs and boost overall efficiency.
Clean Technica (http://s.tt/1pw4S)

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