General Electric has announced plans to build wind turbines capable of powering 16,000 households each. A single wind farm using these turbines could power a million homes.
“We want to lead in the technologies that are driving the global energy transition,” General Electric CEO John Flannery said.
Each 12-megawatt Haliade-X stands 853 feet tall, or roughly five times the height of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and features 350-foot blades, or the length of a Major League Soccer field.
One turbine can generate 67 gigawatt-hours annually, or enough clean energy for up to 16,000 households. A 750-megawatt wind farm configuration could power 1 million households. GE says the Haliade-X will produce 45 percent more energy than any other offshore wind turbine available today.