The world’s most powerful wind turbine has begun generating energy, sending power to over 30,000 homes.
The impressive green energy generator, which sits off the coast of the Netherlands, and owned by Dutch utility company Eneco, is nearly 900 ft tall with each rotating blade over 300 ft long – which is the equivalent length of a football field.
With traditional coal, oil, and gas causing untold environmental damage and having a catastrophic climate impact, renewable and green energy alternatives are becoming increasingly more prevalent around the world.
According to the Global Wind Energy Council, global offshore wind industry is set to grow from producing 20 gigawatts today to over 190 gigawatts by 2030, with investment in the industry projected to top £1 trillion by 2040 as the world becomes focused on green energy production.
The biggest wind turbine in the world is titled the Haliade-X, and is currently just a prototype, but the hope is it will be able to be brought to mass market once further testing have been carried out.
The turbine will undergo multiple tests over the next five years, with the first set beginning in 2021, before it can then be opened up to the world.