The race to roll out ‘super-sized’ wind turbines is on


A Haliade-X wind turbine photographed in the Netherlands on March 2, 2022. The Haliade-X is part of a new generation of huge turbines set to be installed in the years ahead.

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In the not too distant future, waters 15 miles off Martha’s Vineyard will be home to a potentially crucial part of America’s energy future: the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind 1, a project that’s been described as “the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm.”

Construction of Vineyard Wind 1 started last year, and the facility will use 13 MW versions of GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X turbines. With a height of up to 260 meters (853 feet), a rotor diameter of 220 meters and…


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