Ultra-large-capacity offshore wind turbine sets new world record

2023-September-4 09:23 By: Xinhua

FUZHOU, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's self-developed 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine off the coast of east China's Fujian Province set a new world record for single-day electricity generation per unit on Friday, said its operator.

The wind turbine, which the China Three Gorges Corporation operates, has worked at its maximum power capacity for a continuous 24-hour period and achieved a daily electricity output of 384,100 kilowatt-hours.

The turbine, known for its highest capacity, largest rotor size, and lightest weight per megawatt worldwide, is expected to generate over 66 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually, said the company.

It has been connected to the grid and has begun generating electricity since July 19, after installation in late June.

Editor: WJH
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