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China installs world’s largest single wind turbine in terms of power rating

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China has taken another step towards its renewable energy goals with the unveiling of a new wind turbine capable of powering tens of thousands of homes by itself. This latest installment highlights China’s ongoing dominance in the renewable energy sector.

China’s new wind turbine boasts an energy output approximately 36 times greater than the industry average, making it the largest turbine ever built in terms of power rating. The turbine’s blades measure over 850 feet, and when in motion, they cover an area equivalent to more than seven football fields.

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China’s influence over the world’s wind power is already well-established. The country accounts for more than half of total global wind power capacity and has ranked first worldwide for four consecutive years. The addition of this 18-megawatt turbine is expected to further solidify China’s position at the forefront of the wind energy sector.

However, competition may be on the horizon. Siemens Energy is currently developing a massive wind turbine that aims to surpass the power output of China’s latest project. This endeavor received a $30 million investment from the European Union last year, with the German energy company’s goal being to create the world’s most powerful wind turbine prototype.

The EU’s investment is part of a broader strategy to enhance the competitiveness of its domestic manufacturers against China’s dominance in the wind energy market. Chinese wind turbines are sometimes offered in Europe for up to half the price of locally-made products.

By building larger single turbines instead of expansive wind farms, European energy companies may find a more cost-efficient solution to meet their energy needs.

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HOMES CAN NOW BE POWERED WITH JUST A SINGLE WIND TURBINE.

IT’S JUST ANOTHER RENEWABLE MILESTONE FOR CHINA, AS THE NATION CONTINUES ITS DOMINANCE IN THIS SECTOR.

BEIJING’S LATEST WIND ENERGY INSTALLMENT IS ABOUT 36 TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN THE INDUSTRY AVERAGE-
MAKING IT THE LARGEST TURBINE EVER BUILT IN TERMS OF POWER OUTPUT.

ITS BLADES MEASURE OVER EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY FEET, AND WHEN IN MOTION THEY COVER AN AREA EQUIVALENT TO MORE THAN SEVEN FOOTBALL FIELDS.

CHINA ALREADY ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN HALF OF THE PLANET’S TOTAL WIND POWER-
RANKING FIRST GLOBALLY FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS NOW.

THE ADDITION OF THIS NEW 18-MEGAWATT TURBINE TO THEIR ENERGY PORTFOLIO COULD FURTHER INCREASE THAT WORLDWIDE LEAD-
BUT A RIVAL COULD BE ON THE WAY.

SIEMENS ENERGY IS CURRENTLY IN THE MIDST OF BUILDING ITS OWN MASSIVE TURBINE THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BEAT OUT THE POWER PROVIDED BY WHAT CHINA JUST BUILT.

JACK ALYMER: ITS A PROJECT THE EUROPEAN UNION INVESTED OVER 30 MILLION DOLLARS IN LAST YEAR-
SAYING THIS MONEY WOULD HELP CREATE the WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL WIND TURBINE PROTOTYPE.

THE EU WANTS ITS DOMESTIC MANUFACTURERS TO BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE WITH CHINA IN THIS INDUSTRY.

CHINESE WIND TURBINES ARE SOMETIMES OFFERED IN EUROPE AT UP TO HALF THE PRICE OF LOCALLY-MADE PRODUCTS-
BUILDING BIGGER SINGLE TURBINES INSTEAD OF EXPANSIVE WIND FARMS COULD BECOME A MORE COST EFFICIENT SOLUTION FOR EUROPEAN ENERGY COMPANIES.

CHINA OUTPACES THE REST OF WORLD BY A SIZEABLE MARGIN WHEN IT COMES TO RENEWABLE ENERGY, AS WESTERN NATIONS TRY AND DEVELOP NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO KEEP UP. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STORIES LIKE THIS, DOWNLOAD THE STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS APP AND SIGN UP FOR ALERTS FROM ME – JACK AYLMER – SO YOU NEVER MISS A THING.