Norway to Build Largest, Most Powerful Wind Turbine

February 16, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ In an attempt to make offshore wind farms more cost effective, Norway has announced that it plans on building the world’s largest wind turbine.

At a rotor diameter of almost 500 feet and a height of 533 feet, the turbine will be three times more powerful than the average turbine, according to Enova, the public enterprise owned by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

A prototype of the turbine, which could power up to 2,000 homes, will be tested on land for two years.

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