Super Powerful Wind Turbine Taller Than Washington Monument

Wind blows. And if there's energy (and money) to be made from this fact of life, we may as well take advantage of it, right? That's what Vestas is doing - and they're using the V164-7.0 MW, a massive 187m wind turbine, to do it.

My brain pretty much explodes when I try to comprehend how big this thing is. Its rotor, spanning a diameter of 165m, can fit the infield and outfield of Yankee Stadium within it. Twice. Come again?

The power it supplies is as impressive as its specs. After the first V164 prototype is built in late 2012, it's expected to pump out 30,000 megawatt hours annually. In other words, in that year it could power 2787 homes (assuming the wind keeps blowing, which is a serous consideration when your country [i.e. England]wants 20 per cent of its electricity to come from wind by 2020). Best of luck to ya, chaps. [Vestas via The Atlantic and Renewbl]

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