A new offshore wind farm will generate power from massive turbines – so massive that just one spin will power the average home for two days. The turbines have recently been improved from the best in the world to even better, and the project will be the first utility-scale wind farm in the United States.
Vineyard Wind, the offshore farm’s developers, recently announced that they would be using GE turbines to generate power, implying that the turbine of choice will be the GE Haliade-X. This turbine has a massive 13 MW capacity, which is more than double the capacity of other turbines installed off the coast of the United States.
According to the manufacturer, one spin of the massive Haliade-X is enough to power an average UK home for two days, breaking GE’s previous record.
“With the selection of GE as our preferred turbine supplier, a historic American company will play an important role in the development of the first commercial scale offshore wind power in the United States,” Vineyard Wind CEO Lars Pedersen said in a statement.
“This is a watershed moment not only for our project’s future, but also for the future of an industry poised for exponential growth in the coming decades.”
Vineyard Wind 1 will be built off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and will generate enough energy to power 400,000 homes and businesses in the area.