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  • China's MingYang Smart Energy announced it will be building the world’s largest offshore wind turbine.
  • The turbine is being called the MySE 16.0-242.
  • The turbine will be 866 feet tall and 16 megawatts, with the ability to power 20,000 homes a year.

China's MingYang Smart Energy announced it will be building the world’s largest offshore wind turbine.

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Called the MySE 16.0-242, the turbine will be 866 feet tall with three 387-foot blades and the ability to power 20,000 homes a year. 

Three propelling 387-foot blades will cover 495,140-square-feet — an area larger than six soccer fields.


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Each year, the MySE 16.0-242 is expected to generate 45 percent more energy than MingYang Smart Energy’s MySE 11.0-203 turbine. The company hopes this will lead to a drop in the price of offshore wind energy production.

MingYang Smart Energy expects a prototype to be ready sometime in 2022, with the finished product operational by 2023. 


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Published on Aug 23, 2021