Haliade-X 12 MW to Enlighten 16,000 Houses

By Energy CIO Insights | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The indomitable use of conventional sources of energy has enabled numerous problems to peep in human civilization. To overcome these problems, it is important to shift toward renewable sources of energy. According to the research by the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. has the potential to generate most of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. GE Renewable Energy plays a vital role in using renewable sources of energy such as the power of the air, the heat of the sun, and the force of water to cater power to different countries.

GE Renewable Energy provides innovative and exciting renewable energy technologies. It is providing renewable hybrid power solution. This solution combines various sources to generate and store power. For the proper use of solar energy, GE has introduced Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) solutions. The plant size is flexible and can introduce a leap in production by 80 percent. GE has invested $3 billion for its solar projects. Its Wind Integrated Solar Energy (WISE) allows the company to stay ahead in the market. WISE provides a combination of wind energy and solar energy, and it includes SCADA architecture to work with both the wind and solar power. By 2020, the merger of wind and solar energy is anticipated to become the largest source of energy.

GE has announced about its installation of the world’s largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine, 12-MW-Haliade-X in the Dutch city. The turbine is 853-feet tall, and the diameter of the rotor is 722 feet. This massive height makes it three times taller than New York City's Flatiron building. This giant can enlighten 16,000 houses in Europe. This wind turbine can generate 7 GWh annually. It allows a 45 percent higher production rate than other machines available at the market. Haliade-X 12 MW is also essential from the perspective of profit. Due to its structure, it not only easily works in high and medium wind speed environment but also performs better during lower wind speed. The offshore wind market is flourishing rapidly. To address this growing interest, GE is investing $400 million on the same. A $57 million investment will be at Saint-Nazaire, and Cherbourg will enjoy an investment of $93 million. This project is expected to create 550 different jobs in Cherbourg.

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