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A new wind turbine broke a world power record: a city like Bilbao with only 30 of them could be powered

Until recently, General Electric (GE) had the distinction of building the Haliade-X, the wind turbine with the highest daily power output in the world. It is installed at Sif Maasvlakte 2 Port (Rotterdam) and generated 312MWh in November 2020. However, Simens Gamesa makes sure its offshore wind turbine prototype SG 14-236 DD Broke this 24-hour record.

The previous prototype, SG 14-222 DD, was installed in November 2021 at the test center in sterilde, Denmark, and produced electricity for the first time in December of that year. According to the company, the new Siemens Gamesa wind turbine has produced 359MWh per day Which they believe would be enough to travel 1.8 million kilometers in a medium-sized electric car or to power a city like Bilbao.



The capacity of this current model is 14 MW. And the function can reach 15MW with siemens gamesa power boost. It features a rotor diameter of 222 meters, blades 108 meters and a wide area of ​​39,000 square meters.

Meanwhile, the updated version have improved your rotorwhich is 236 meters in diameter and is a wide scanning area, of 43,500 square meters. It has a capacity of up to 15 MW and they intend to install it before the end of the year.

According to Siemens Gamesa, SG14-236DD wind turbine It will be available for sale in 2024. Until then, the company will test prototypes and try to improve them to collect data on their capabilities.


The multiturbines will measure approximately 305 meters.

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