The race to save the planet seems to be in good hands if we focus on the renewable part, and if they tell the Haliade-X 14, the largest wind turbine in the world that already works in Rotterdam.
Despite the fact that the price of light breaks records every day for other people’s issues in which we can do little, what interests us as a species that wants to survive on Earth is the issue of creating clean energy.
Since the UN agreed a few decades ago, efforts by responsible companies and countries have been focused on the same goal: get energy from renewable and green sources.
It is true that the same 15 years ago this was not a vital issue, but in the last decade we have witnessed a push in this matter as never seen before.
Solar farms, wind farms, dams … there are many ways to produce electricity in a responsible and renewable way, and today we are facing a case of success in the part of wind turbines, which for those who do not know are the ones that they produce more than 60% of the renewable energy in our country.
The Haliade-X 14 wind turbine, which is located in Rotterdam, has managed to produce 14 MW of energy, which breaks the current record which had a version of itself that in 2019 produced 12 MW.
Although everything remains at home, General Electric, the company responsible for developing and making the different Haliade-X a reality, may be in luck because the current turbine is just a prototype, so it may be that in the future he will break the record again.
At 260 meters high, the wind turbine is taller than any Spanish skyscraper, and with its blades of more than 100 meters in length it can reach produce 74 GWh of energy per year. Although this has not been proven yet.
Once the Heliade-X 14 has been confirmed to work, General Electric will proceed to build an offshore wind farm in the northeast of England, which will consist of 87 turbines of this type.
The project expects to be completed in 2026 and by then the wind farm will supply electricity for more than 6 million homes, which means releasing several tons of CO2 in fossil fuels into the atmosphere.