A recent design of wind turbine has broken the world record for essentially the most amount of power generated in a 24-hour period.
Siemens Gamesa said its 14-222 DD offshore prototype generated 359 megawatt-hours in only sooner or later – enough to power 18,000 households or a Tesla Model 3 for greater than one million miles.
The renewable energy breakthrough was achieved using a set of “revolutionary” blades which can be solid in a single piece of recyclable resin.
The brand new turbine also features an increased rotor diameter that deliver greater than 25 per cent more annual energy production than turbines currently in the marketplace.
“With every recent generation of our offshore direct drive turbine technology – which uses fewer moving parts than geared turbines – component improvements have enabled greater performance while maintaining reliability,” Siemens Gamesa wrote in a fact sheet for its latest prototype turbine.
“With a growing need to satisfy climate challenges, the winds of change power us greater than ever. The brand new SG 14-222 DD is the following step towards this goal.”
The RecyclableBlade technology has already been utilized in a previous generation of turbine, having first launched in September 2021.
It was first used commercially in an offshore wind power installation in July 2022 run by RWE Renewables.
“We’re proving that because the leaders of the offshore revolution, we’re committed to creating disruptive technology innovation commercially viable with the pace that the climate emergency demands,” said Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.
“With RecyclableBlade available for our customers, we will create a virtuous circular economy.”
The brand new 14-222 DD turbine is ready to enter production in 2024, with Siemens Gamesa claiming to have orders in place for wind farms off the coast of Taiwan, the US and UK.