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A prototype wind turbine broke a record – it produced 359 MWh of energy in 24 hours

One of the largest wind turbines in the world recorded an extraordinary total of renewable energy production, a massive 359 MWh in a 24-hour period.

Spanish-German company Siemens Gamesa, which manufactures onshore and offshore wind turbines, said the prototype SG 14-222 DD wind turbine broke the world record for the largest amount of energy produced in one day. The stated 359 MWh is enough for the average electric car to travel 1.8 million kilometers.

The SG 14-222 DD has now equaled the 14MW rated capacity of the largest GE Haliade-X turbines and is behind the gigantic 15MW Vestas platform, which is the “world champion” at sea and the “monstrous” 16MW MingYang .

What is particularly impressive is the fact that the huge turbine reached the milestone just ten months after it produced its first electricity and delivered it to the grid at the test center in Osterild, Denmark. The prototype was fixed at the center in November 2021 and started generating electricity a month later.

The SG 14-222 DD is a 14 MW offshore turbine with a capacity of up to 15 MW with a power boost function. It has a rotor with a diameter of 222 meters and B108 blades with a length of 108 meters which can be recycled.

One turbine can annually supply electricity to 18,000 households in Europe.

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