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Winds of change: the world’s largest air-powered turbines

During the first half of 2020, canny investors sunk an astonishing $35 billion into upcoming offshore wind projects, and several similarly eco-friendly schemes have been green-lit since.

So, now that wind power seems to have overcome some of the earlier scepticism regarding its renewable energy credentials, the question becomes: what kind of innovative new tech has it generated?

Enter the world’s biggest wind turbine: General Electric’s all-new Haliade-X.

Rising 260m above sea level, each Haliade-X turbine is capable of generating at least 12MW of energy, with an impressive, industry-leading 63% capacity factor above industry standard.

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