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Chinese Manufacturer Unveils World’s Largest, Most Powerful Wind Turbine

By Obiabin Onukwugha

Chinese giant manufacturers, Mingyang Smart Energy, has unveiled what it described as the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine.

According to authorities from the Mingyang Smart Energy in a post on Tuesday, the wind turbine is made for higher gusts and can generate power in typhoons and can function in winds as fast as nearly 137 miles per hour.

It said the plant has a massive rotor diameter with a “swept area” covering the equivalent of nine soccer fields.

“The big turbine, called (a bit cryptically) MySE 18.X-20MW, can power 96,000 homes, reducing air pollution by replacing dirty-energy electricity production at a rate of nearly 73,000 tons a year,” Mingyang noted in a post on LinkedIn, saying it is located in eastern Guangdong province.

“We will benefit the whole world by providing smart energy, and make greater contributions to the energy transformation and green and low-carbon development in the world.

“It’s part of how we can better utilize wind and other renewables to create cleaner power. What’s more, the tech doesn’t have to be astoundingly large to be substantial. An international team of scientists is working on a way to generate electricity when low-speed air passes over droplets, for example.

The typhoon-resistant turbines are billed as being designed for global deployment in medium-to-high wind speed regions.

“It marks our commitment to advancing technology for deeper waters and delivering innovative, more powerful solutions,” Mingyang Chairman and CEO Zhang Chuanwei said on the company’s website.


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