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Author Topic: 12MWp Haliade X should start turning this month.  (Read 742 times)
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« on: September 17, 2019, 08:53:34 AM »

https://www.rechargenews.com/wind/1851001/worlds-biggest-wind-turbine-set-to-start-turning-off-netherlands
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 09:21:10 AM »

I'd quite like to actually go and visit that just to see it in the flesh, can't really fathom just how big it will be!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 10:20:14 AM »

Wow!
    I worry about a lot of eggs in one basket.
  Apart from that  it,s a brilliant effort.
  Our world is set to get a lot more windy within the next 10 years. The storms will be a lot more powerful and I believe that the onus is on building Wind turbines that can withstand the extremes rather than just to be the biggest.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 10:39:40 AM »

GE has had 5 of its smaller turbines collapse in 2019. I hope that has focussed their minds.
https://www.smart-energy.com/renewable-energy/fifth-ge-wind-turbine-collapse-in-2019-leaves-worker-injured/
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 11:44:57 AM »

I have similar concerns to Biff

Having climbed the Arc de Triumph that is big!!

Hope it goes well.  As with any man made endeavour there will be problems from time to time.

At least when a wind turbine fails the damage is limited, as opposed to nuclear which pollutes vast areas for hundreds of thousands of years.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 11:31:56 AM »

https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/haliade-x-stands-tall-in-rotterdam-56523
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 01:50:02 PM »

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/18/prototype-of-ges-huge-wind-turbine-starts-sending-power-to-utility.html
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2019, 09:43:46 PM »

That thing is just awesome. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2020, 07:16:53 AM »

At last, a video showing the prototype turning.
https://vimeo.com/380254811
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2020, 07:24:12 AM »

Nice thank you.
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2020, 08:54:03 AM »

That was a 91% run factor for those 24 hours.  I wonder of the run factor for turbines in a similar location at that time.
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