• World’s most powerful offshore floating wind turbine to be built in Norway

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    To generate enough wind energy, a powerful wind is required, and there’s no better place for this than at sea. So put increase the efficiency of wind power generation, an offshore turbine has been planned to be strategically placed in the North Sea off the coast of Norway. This will be the world’s most powerful wind turbine that will float. This 10 megawatt prototype will have a rotor diameter of 145 meters and will be three times more powerful than the ones that reap the energy of wind today. The turbine will stand 162.5 meters (533 feet) tall and will cost around 400 kroner. The turbine will be efficient enough to power up 2000 homes and will be built by Sway, a Norwegian company.

    The Norwegians have come up with what will be one of the most efficient energy harvesting technology developed and deserve a pat on the back for this proficient use of alternative energy resources.

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on February 15, 2010